Stories tagged: dairy
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
Three environmental groups have sued two dairy farms in Washington state, claiming they have polluted and mishandled animal waste.
Mon., May 20, 2019, 6 a.m.
The second-largest dairy in the country began in Spokane with the 1888 arrival of two brothers, George and David Brown.
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
The University of Idaho could boast the largest research dairy in the country within the next decade.
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Dairy farmers in the Lower Yakima Valley are continuing to dig out from Saturday’s snowstorm.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
A recent economic report shows Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy producers.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Dairy groups in Washington state are encouraged by the Trump administration’s new North American trade deal announced Monday and what they see as its potential to create additional market access …
Sun., May 6, 2018, 9 a.m.
Case VanderMeulen’s oldest brother inherited his family’s 100-cow dairy in The Netherlands. So the younger brother came to America and built a fortress of milk that never sleeps.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:52 p.m.
Fundraising in the next few months will be vital to constructing a world class dairy-centric research and teaching facility in southern Idaho.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
While the number of dairy farms in Wisconsin is shrinking as small operations struggle to remain profitable, expanding commercial farms have continued to increase the state’s milk production.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Experts say hay prices are down in Idaho due to low milk prices that are depressing the market.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Police in Florida arrested three dairy farm employees on animal cruelty charges following the release of an undercover video by animal rights group showing workers abusing cows.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Food – its scarcity, not bounty – was uppermost in people’s minds as the holidays approached. “The Northwest must settle down to a more intensive conservation of food and more …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
A heifer has tested positive for the disease brucellosis on a Montana ranch near Yellowstone National Park.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
A dairymen group in south-central Idaho has sent a letter to Jerome County commissioners in opposition to a pending contract that would lease out space in the county’s new jail …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Sedro-Woolley farmed aims to be the first to test new technology with the Stillaguamish Tribe, Snohomish Conservation District, Washington State University and the Dairy Farmers of Washington. They say the …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
An Idaho conservation group has filed a complaint to several state agencies asking officials to inspect a wastewater pit used by a Nampa cheese-making plant.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
State officials are investigating claims that a south-central Idaho dairy pumped manure into a canal, and tests are being conducted on water coming from faucets in nearby homes where residents …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
The Cozy Vale Creamery has issued a recall of raw milk after state Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered E. coli contamination in a sample.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
A coalition of health and environmental groups is asking Oregon officials to investigate construction of a mega-dairy in Morrow County.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Americans love their cheese, but maybe not as much as dairy farmers do. Even after people cut back on milk use for decades – a consequence of more drink options …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
The manager of an Idaho dairy named in a human trafficking lawsuit declined to comment on the allegations Thursday, saying they hadn’t yet been notified of the legal action.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
A group of veterinarians from Mexico is suing an Idaho dairy in federal court, contending that the dairy lured them under false pretenses and then forced them to work in …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 5 a.m.
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
As the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency has sought to address issues of clean air with new policies in recent years, one of its five board members has worked for …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Arden Tewksbury has been a dairy farmer in northeast Pennsylvania for most of his 83 years. He’s also an agricultural activist who’s part of a movement to try to stop …
Mon., May 16, 2016
Fairmont Creamery was founded in Fairmont, Nebraska, in 1884. Farmers brought their milk to the plant to be separated and sold the butter fat, then took the skimmed milk home …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
A researcher exploring ways to convert cow poop into electrical power faked data and claimed his laboratory notebook blew into a manure pit, according to a Washington State University investigation.