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On May 14th, The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced the winners of the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The award was given to six dairy operations in the United States.  The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability, delivering exceptional results that are good for business, good for the environment and good for the community.

One of the winners of the Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability award was McCarty Family Farms in Rexford, Kansas.  McCarty Family Farms partnered with Dannon to construct a condensed milk processing plant that extracts more than 14 million gallons of water form milk each year.  the water can then be used for animal and crop care.  They are also enhancing sustainability within their community, bringing more than 100 new jobs to the area, which puts more children in the local school district, increases housing demand, and tax revenue for the county and state.

McCarty Family Farms is a valued client here at Validus, and we would like to send out our congratulations to them on winning this award.