OMSCo and CROPP are the two largest dedicated organic dairy pools in the world, with a combined organic milk supply of almost 1 billion liters," says Richard Hampton, managing director of OMSCo.
CROPP had sales of $972 million in 2014 and is expected to surpass $1 billion in 2015.
Today, CROPP Cooperative, under its brand name Organic Valley, is the largest organic farming cooperative in North America, with more than 1,814 farmer-owners in 35 states and three Canadian provinces, representing about 9 percent of the nation's certified organic farming community.
CROPP has both saved family farms and provided healthier food," says Charles Benbrook, research professor at the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University.
Kastel worked for CROPP
as a consultant before going on to form the family farm advocacy group and industry watchdog, the Cornucopia Institute, which has relentlessly dogged Horizon, Aurora Organic, as well as large-scale organic dairies in Texas, Nebraska and California, pointing out perceived violations and accusing the dairies of ruining the intended organic model that was going to save the family farm by virtue of "economic justice" built into the higher prices.
Under the program, the Organic Conversion Fund will provide no-interest loans for up to 60 months to farmers who select CROPP
as their milk processor.
Cooperative is supplier to its own farmer-owned brand (Organic Valley), to other organic dairy processors and to private label (store brand) customers.
has more than 500 dairy producer-members who belong to one of 24 milk pools nationally.
was again the New Zealand racing personality who created the biggest stir as she became champion jockey for the third consecutive time during the 2006-07 season that drew to a close on July 31.
June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CROPP
Cooperative, North America's largest farmer owned co-op, which markets products under the Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands and Dakota Beef, the largest vertically integrated 100% Organic Beef producer in the United States, have partnered to expand the US organic beef cattle supply in a multi-year agreement.
purchases the La Farge Creamery, its first facility with a warehouse, dock, cooler space, office area and large cheese making room.
Pink Sheets: NLIA) announced today that the Company has signed a distribution agreement with Organic Logistics, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CROPP
Cooperative, to coordinate logistics for Naturally Iowa's organic and all-natural ice cream and drinkable yogurt products.