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29. Dairy Farmers of America
Dairy Farmers of America
2007 revenue: $11.1 billion
Fiscal year end: June 30
2007 Employees: 4,000
Industry: Food production
CEO: Rick Smith
Location: Kansas City, Mo.

More than 18,000 farmers in 48 states own this cooperative, which markets Borden milk and produces fresh milk, cheese, infant formula, cream and other dairy products.

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Last updated May 28 2008: 12:40 PM ET