Chobani owner is a target of right-wing extremists

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, has become a target of far-right groups angry that he employs 300 refugees in his factories, says the New York Times. Some critics have called for boycotting Chobani, while the company's Twitter feed and Facebook page have been lit up with racist comments.

No-GMO pledge is ‘marketing puffery,’ farm groups tell Dannon

Six U.S. farm groups challenged Dannon USA's pledge to switch to non-GMO ingredients in its yogurt as "the exact opposite of the sustainable agriculture you claim to the seeking." The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation, Randy Mooney, said, "This is just marketing puffery, not any true innovation that improves the actual product offered to consumers."

In dairy, it’s a race for No. 3

Wisconsin is "America's Dairyland" — it says so on the state license plates, although California became the largest milk-producing state years ago. And now, Idaho and New York State are vying for third place, says Ag Day TV.

Maker of Dannon yogurt buys Denver-based WhiteWave Foods

Paris-based Danone SA reached a deal to buy WhiteWave Foods for $10.4 billion, a merger "that would hand it a slice of the fast-growing market for organic food and more than double its North American revenue," said the Wall Street Journal. Organic food is 5 percent of the U.S. food sales, with large annual increases.