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We promise to:

• Create dairy products people crave
• Operate with passion and integrity
• Responsibly care for our resources
• Provide a rewarding livelihood for our farmers and employees
• Build a sustainable cooperative business

Our farmers rise and shine each morning because they are passionate about nourishing the world with fresh, wholesome dairy goodness. They are proud of what they do, and they are proud to do it the right way. We invite you to learn more about how we deliver on our promises, from the farm to your home.

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Animal Care

Ensuring the health, well-being and comfort of our animals is our number one priority. Our cooperative and our farmers have a moral and ethical obligation to provide excellent care of our animals every day. It’s the right thing to do for our animals and our farmers. Maryland & Virginia is proud to be a part of the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management™ or FARM Program. Through our involvement, all of our members pledge to farm and care for their animals in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the FARM program that evolve with the latest research on quality animal care.
To learn more about the FARM program, click here.
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Environment

Maryland & Virginia has proudly adopted the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, affirming to our customers, our consumers and the global marketplace Maryland & Virginia’s pledge to responsible dairy production as we nourish the communities we serve. We join other dairy cooperatives and companies around the country in working hard to assure best practices in important areas like animal care, the environment and food safety. We strive to continually improve as we listen to and engage with our diverse stakeholders about what is most important to them. And we pledge to contribute to U.S. dairy’s ability to track and report progress to document our community’s leadership – from farm to table – in the global marketplace.
For more information about the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, click here.
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Product Quality

Milk is nature’s most nearly-perfect food, and that’s an image we work hard to uphold every day. From the moment that milk leaves the farm, it is subjected to rigorous standards and a series of quality checks to ensure proper handling as it makes it way to your home. We pledge to only use milk from cows not supplemented with artificial growth hormones such as rBST. Whether it’s on the farm or sitting in your refrigerator, we expect our dairy products to be high quality, long lasting for you and your family to enjoy.