The US DoJ moves to block acquisition of a major dairy farmer’s fluid milk processing plants to another out of bankruptcy in Illinois, Wisconsin, and New England, but approves a third dairy farmer buying plants in in the South and Midwest (Dairy Farmers of America / Dean Foods) (Dean Foods / Prairie Farms)

Justice Department Requires Divestitures as Dean Foods Sells Fluid Milk Processing Plants to DFA out of Bankruptcy* Department Also Closes Investigation into Acquisition of Other Dean Plants by Prairie Farms The Department of Justice announced today the conclusion of its investigation into proposed acquisitions by Dairy Farmers of America Inc. (DFA) and Prairie Farms Dairy Inc. (Prairie Farms) of fluid milk processing plants from Dean Foods Company (Dean) out of bankruptcy. The department’s investigation was conducted against the backdrop of unprecedented challenges in the dairy industry, with the two largest fluid milk processors in the U.S., Dean and Borden Dairy Company, in bankruptcy, and Dean faced with imminent

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US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, The US DoJ moves to block acquisition of a major dairy farmer’s fluid milk processing plants to another out of bankruptcy in Illinois, Wisconsin, and New England, but approves a third dairy farmer buying plants in in the South and Midwest (Dairy Farmers of America / Dean Foods) (Dean Foods / Prairie Farms), 1 May 2020, e-Competitions May 2020, Art. N° 95043

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