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Washington state dairy ambassador coronation set for June 24
Courtesy Washington State Dairy Women
Washington state dairy ambassador coronation set for June 24
The 2017 Washington State Dairy Ambassador Coronation will be June 24 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, Wash.

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Industry launches campaign to reconnect with consumers
Industry launches campaign to reconnect with consumers
The campaign aims to remind consumers of all that’s good about dairy, from farm to plate, and build consumer confidence.
Beehive privacy? 9th Circuit debates ‘ag gag’ law
Beehive privacy? 9th Circuit debates ‘ag gag’ law
Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the constitutionality of an Idaho law criminalizing secret recordings of farms.
Butter skyrockets to 17-month high
Butter skyrockets to 17-month high
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
ISDA dairy chief retires, will lead Milk Producers of Idaho
Marv Patten began his tenure at the agency in 1977. He joins MPI in June.
Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms
Idaho lawmakers passed the law in 2014 making it a criminal offense.
Oregon dairy industry builds trade ‘pipeline’ to SE Asia
Oregon dairy industry builds trade ‘pipeline’ to SE Asia
The Oregon dairy industry is trying to create a market “pipeline” for products heading to the Southeast Asian market, most recently with a trade mission to Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore.
Cities choosing ‘welcoming’ over ‘sanctuary’ for immigrants
At least three Idaho cities have signed off various “welcoming city” resolutions since January.
Washington CAFO law attacked from all sides
Washington CAFO law attacked from all sides
Washington dairies and environmental groups combined have presented 19 legal challenges to Department of Ecology's new manure-containment rules
Dairy prices climb out of doldrums
Dairy prices climb out of doldrums
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Proposed UI livestock research center passes feasibility review
Proposed UI livestock research center passes feasibility review
The facility would house a 2,000-cow dairy and focus on environmental research aimed at sustainability.

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