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ALBANY, Ore. — Ben and Amy Krahn’s dairy encompasses only 5 acres and 20 milking cows, but the couple has always had big dreams for the lifestyle it could provide for them and their two ag-cen…

CHEWELAH, Wash. — Clover Mountain Dairy near Chewelah, Wash., transformed an empty 40-acre field into an organic dairy destined for statewide sales in three years.

CRESWELL, Ore. — When Bobbi Harrold Frost went off to college to earn her animal science degree, her folks hoped that she’d become a nutritionist or take another job in the industry — anything…

ELK, Wash. — Richard Ziehnert grew up near this small town 30 miles north of Spokane and married his high school sweetheart, Darlene, before attending Washington State University to study engi…

IDAHO FALLS — Several generations of the Reed family have been supplying milk and dairy products to customers around Idaho Falls for many years and have now expanded to include a much larger region.

MESA, Wash. — Case VanderMeulen and his team of employees milk 7,000 Holstein cows at the state-of-the-art dairy he built near Mesa, Wash., in 2007.

EAST VANCOUVER, Wash. — Dennis Lagler and his sons, Nathan and Tyson, operate a dairy near East Vancouver, Wash., across the Columbia River from Portland.

COQUILLE, Ore. — In 20 years, Organic Valley producers Mike and Lisa Miranda increased their milking herd from 22 to 200 and now dedicate 450 acres to growing their own feed.

ROSEBURG, Ore. — In 1931, when Ormond Feldkamp and Herb Sullivan began delivering fresh local milk, butter and ice cream from the back of their 1929 Hudson, little did they imagine that 90 yea…

One of the secrets of survival in agriculture is flexibility — something Carole and Jerome Rosa learned early on in their quest to own and operate their own dairy.

ST. PAUL, Ore. — Hazenberg Dairy, a family farm that was relocated from Washington state to Oregon by patriarch Henry Hazenberg, has maintained its sustainability through the years.

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

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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