Business digest – June 4

Palla re-elected to serve on board

Wayne Palla of Clovis was re-elected to serve on the Dairy Farmers of America's board of directors, according to a release. He will serve as the vice president of the board and also represent the DFA's Southwest area.

According to the release, Palla owns three dairy farms in New Mexico and Texas, owns 1,000 head of beef cows, and farms 16,000 acres of corn, wheat, alfalfa, and sorghum.

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a $1,000 grant

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a $1,000 grant from the Darden Foundation, according to a release.

The release said the grant will be used to continue the food bank's Weekend Backpack Program which will feed 505 students in 24 schools in Curry, Roosevelt, Guadalupe, and De Baca counties. The Backpack Program sends food home with students who might not have enough to eat outside of school.

The Darden Foundation is the charitable arm for the Darden family of brands that includes restaurants such as Red Lobster and the Olive Garden.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Kevin Baird. He can be reached at 763-6991, or by e-mail:

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