Who We Are

The American Butter Institute (ABI) is an Arlington, VA-based trade association for manufacturers, processors, marketers, and Distributors of butter and butter products. Originally established as the National Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers in 1908.

There are currently 25 active member companies that market approximately 90% of all the butter manufactured in the U.S. American Butter Institute is located in Arlington, VA.

Our Mission

American Butter Institute is a non-profit trade association representing member companies across the United States who share a common interest in the butter industry.

Our Objectives

  • To promote and protect the interests and welfare of the butter industry.
  • To act as a clearinghouse for the exchange of ideas beneficial to the butter industry and the consuming public.
  • To keep ABI members informed of legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • To act as the voice for all actions affecting the industry and other relevant research and other industry developments and public relations on other interactions with government agencies.