CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — If you were a cow, you would want to live here. The weather is mild year-round and the grass grows thick on bottomland soil within earshot of the ocean.

Cheesemaker Anastasia Stuyt has deep roots in California’s fertile Central Valley but the roots grew stronger when her career took an unexpected turn.

Among her many roles as an assistant professor at Oregon State University Extension, Jenifer Cruickshank serves as the “dairy person” on food-related tours organized by the Oregon Dairy and Nu…

An on-site lab, the only one in eastern Idaho where Holstein eggs are gathered and embryos transferred full-time, is enabling genetically superior animals to be raised at Cannon Dairy Farms ne…

Cherry Valley Dairy, an 80-year-old farmstead in Duvall, Wash., north of Seattle was purchased in 2005 by Gretchen Garth.

The Koch family of Canby, Ore., started their registered dairy program in 1987, extending it 10 years later to their latest dairy adventure — a new commercial creamery and line of farmstead cheeses.

Cody Nicholson Stratton’s family has been in dairy farming for upwards of 8 generations, still close to their roots in Humboldt County in Northern California near the Oregon border.

TILLAMOOK, Ore. — When feed costs rise, dairy producers take a renewed interest in growing high-quality feeds on their own land to keep overhead low.

The Will-O-Dell Farm near Filer, Idaho — which has been in the family 100 years as of April 3 — is operated by Dale Williams and his wife, Della Ann.

Garry Hansen is a third-generation dairy farmer who, with Lacey, his wife of one year, has embraced diversification as a means of achieving success at their 100-cow, all purebred Jersey Lady L…