CHEHALIS, Wash. — State Sen. Rebecca Saldana, who has introduced bills reviled by farm groups, toured Lewis County farms Wednesday and asked a dairyman what policymakers could do for him.
Boosts capability to handle dairy foods, other perishables
Agricultural groups are reviewing U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule changes for the H-2A-visa foreign agricultural guestworker program including new ways to calculate minimum wages.
Powder and cheese lifted Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction, ending four consecutive declines.
The Environmental Protection Agency has not answered U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse’s request to review a study that fingered dairies as the likely cause of an unhealthy level of nitrate in drinking w…
Indemnity payments have already been determined for January through May at higher level of coverage.
Market fundamentals are supportive of improved milk prices.
EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in …
Easterday Farms, based in Pasco, Wash., has purchased the former Lost Valley Farm dairy and intends to reopen the facility with 28,300 total cattle.
Cash dairy prices were lower in the shortened Fourth of July holiday Week.
An irrigation district serving farmland and residents in Kennewick and Richland, Wash., says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is threatening its water supply. The bureau says it is working with …
The value of U.S. dairy exports was up 6% in May year over year, but lost sales in China continue to erode overall value.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Luke Schulte drew a deep breath, paused and exhaled.
A congressman and Washington farm groups are asking Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to reconsider a groundwater-pollution study that has troubled the state’s dairy…
Supply management is part of a grassroots, three-prong plan for sustainable milk production.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state congressman says a federal study that blamed dairies for groundwater contamination was flawed and should not be used against them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk.
CME-traded block Cheddar closed June Dairy Month at $1.8575 per pound, the highest price since Nov. 23, 2016, up 3 1/4-cents on the week — the sixth week of gain — and 30 1/4-cents above a year ago.
More than 5,300 producers have already enrolled in the new program.
Difficult times in the dairy industry and lack of a viable safety contributed to a 34% decline in the number of U.S. dairy farms between 2008 and 2018.
The students will each receive a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Idaho.
The Washington Supreme Court, which has twice struck down agricultural pay practices in recent years, has agreed to decide whether farmworkers must be paid overtime wages.
Bastian was instrumental in a university program to educate more dairy scientists to fill needed roles in the dairy industry, particularly in the West.
University economists expect Class III milk prices to hit $18 per hundredweight this fall.
A proposal to turn cow manure into natural gas at Oregon's largest dairy is moving forward after state regulators approved a key permit for the project.
CME cheese prices ended on the first day of summer at the highest levels in the world as traders anticipated the afternoon’s May Cold Storage report.
BOTHEL, Wash. — Kayla VanWieringen, representing the Yakima Valley, has been chosen as the new 2019-2020 Washington state dairy ambassador.
The program is geared for smaller producers but does offer some benefit for larger producers.
U.S. milk production is lagging. The Agriculture Department’s latest Milk Production report pegs preliminary May output at a bullish 19.06 billion pounds, down 0.4% from May 2018, the second m…
The company’s use of Idaho milk powder is expected to increase demand for Idaho milk.
A northwest Washington dairy will test whether cow manure can be economically purified into water clean enough to put into a river to help salmon.
CME dairy prices started June Dairy Month looking for direction.
Legislation allowing low-fat flavored milk in school nutrition programs gives certainty to USDA’s final rule on that option.
The dairy industry is taking the nutritious story of dairy on the road to raise awareness of child hunger and the need to support food banks.
Irrigation districts and individual farmers who get water directly from rivers and are junior water right holders are planning for less water this summer. It shouldn’t be as bad as the drought…
Rain showers throughout Washington’s Columbia Basin in the past few weeks hampered overall first-cutting alfalfa quality as growers and buyers dicker on prices.
DFA will donate one gallon of milk to Feeding America for every social post during June using #GiveMilkMoney
Government and the private sector are needed to provide resources and create revenue streams for farmers.
Anaerobic digesters will be located on six large dairies south of Burley.
Cash dairy prices ended the shortened Memorial Day holiday week mixed. CME block Cheddar closed the last Friday of the month at $1.7150 per pound, up 3 1/4-cents on the week and 11 3/4-cents a…
Several major players in milk industry expected
Judge finds no evidence of forced labor or human trafficking.
A lawsuit alleging insufficient regulation of dairy pollution in Oregon’s Tillamook Bay cannot proceed for procedural and jurisdictional reasons, according to a state judge.
Butter prices saw some slippage last Tuesday but rallied to close the week at $2.3875 per pound, up 4 3/4-cents on the week but 2 3/4-cents below a year ago.
Derrick Josi, of Wilsonview Dairy in Tillamook, Ore., is cultivating a national following with his blog and social media accounts detailing daily life on the farm.
Prosecutors in King County, Wash., are reviewing a state audit that alleges a drainage district commissioner and his wife withdrew more than $400,000 in public funds from the district to suppo…
Dairygold Inc. has hired more people in Mexico to improve its operations there and farther south into Latin America.
Trade disputes with Mexico and China are putting a drag on U.S. dairy exports.
Tre Flowers talks to students about nutrition and exercise.
Hay stocks are down 29% in the Pacific Northwest from a year ago mainly because livestock needed more hay than usual in February and March due to colder than normal weather. Now rain is hamper…
Cash dairy prices saw some ups and downs the first full week of May but closed mostly higher.
Women have always played a role in agriculture, and the latest Census of Agriculture did a better job of capturing that involvement.
Some students want to find the perfect college. The truth is, there’s no such thing. You can find many colleges at which you’ll be happy and get a great education.
An Eastern Washington dairy, 12 former employees and the United Farmworkers of America have all agreed to walk away from a legal battle after nearly a decade .
The USDA announced the April Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $15.96 per hundredweight, up 92 cents from March, $1.49 above April 2018, and the highest Class III price since Sep…