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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced updates to the school nutrition standards that give schools a clear path forward as they build back better from the pandemic. These actions provide support for the dedicated school meal program operators who provide critical nutrition to millions of children every school day. By issuing transitional standards that will begin in school year (SY) 2022-2023 and that USDA intends to run through SY 2023-2024, USDA is giving schools time to transition from current, pandemic operations, toward more nutritious meals.
2022 Events
Ongoing - Bruce W Krupke scholarship applications are available online
May 12 - Northeast Dairy Blender @ The Landing Hotel in Schenectady, NY
May 24 - Dairy Day in the LOB Albany
July 13 - Bruce W Krupke Golf Tournament and Clambake @ Rogues Roost and Spinning Wheel in Syracuse, NY
August 17-19 - Northeast Dairy Convention @ The Landing Hotel in Schenectady, NY
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Member Announcements
Lactalis Introduces Protein Drinks, Powder – Designed for fitness enthusiasts and athletes, the products are made with whey protein in its purest form, also known as “native” protein powder.
Chobani Adds Two New Dairy Platforms with Launch of Ultra-Filtered Milk, Half & Half – These new items are made from locally sourced milk and like many of the company’s newest products, they come in paperbased packaging that is widely recyclable across the U.S.
Land O’Lakes Discusses Sustainable Farming, more in Season 3 Premier of Something Greater Podcast – In the episode Jason Weller, President of Truterra, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, and Lukas Fricke, a Nebraska farmer, discussed how farmers can be compensated for implementing sustainable practices.
WestRock Announces Election of E. Jean Savage to Board of Directors – Savage was named president and chief executive officer of Trinity Industries in February 2020 after having served on the company’s board of directors since 2018. 
Vivolac Adds Mozzarella Line – We have the STEP cultures that will now include high yielding mozzarella blends made specifically for companies looking to maximize profits through higher yields. 
Registration Opens for the New York State Cheese Manufacturers’ Association Spring MeetingThe New York State Cheese Manufacturers’ Association recently announced in an email that registration is open for its virtual spring meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, March 8.

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