A Wisconsin dairy processor's plan to build a $57.9 million processing plant in Greenville won the support of the Michigan Strategic Fund on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Foremost Farms, a farmer-owned milk processing and marketing cooperative based in Baraboo, Wis., plans to build a 55,000 square-foot plant that will employ 33 workers to condense 3.2 million pounds of raw milk per day -- roughly 386,000 gallons.
The final products will be used by Foremost co-op facilities and its partners around the Midwest to make dairy products such as cheese, butter and yogurt. Future phases at the campus call for processing up to 6 million pounds daily.
The new facility is aimed at stabilizing an oversupply of milk produced by Michigan dairy farmers.
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