Dairy Trust is Hunts Out Milk Suppliers

US - A stampede of dairy cattle could help accomplish what a roomful of county commissioners, city council members, and other government types have been unable to over the past three years:
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Push forward a plan to expand the solid waste incinerator in Perham.

Dairy cows, about 35,000 in Otter Tail alone, along with 300 dairy farmers and 100 or more employees of Bongards' Creameries are helping make a case for the proposed $9.8 million expansion of the Resource Recovery Facility reports RedOrbit.

The news agency says that three representatives of the area’s dairy sector appeared before the Otter Tail County Board Meeting August 19, held at the New York Mills county facility.

“There’s a real demand for dairy processing. The state is about at capacity as far as processing facilities...in fact, we’re exporting some milk for processing,” said Clitherall area dairyman Ken Herbranson. “If the Perham Bongards’ plant shut down, we would be in a world of hurt.”

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