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Dairy farmers across the country can all agree: their cows are their biggest priority each day. Learn how many dairy farmers are using innovative efforts to keep cows comfortable.
Two tornadoes within a five-month stretch followed by last year’s crippling drought pushed the Van der Laan family to the limits. Read how they’ve overcome the odds and remain optimistic for the new year.
I’m a fifth-generation dairy farmer from Frankfort, N.Y., located in the central region of our state. My husband, Jeff, and I raised six children on the same land his family has worked on since the mid-1800s.
Our day starts at 4:30 in the morning, every day. It takes a lot of coffee and away we go!
We have a division of responsibilities on the farm. Some days, my kids do the laundry, other days they are in the barn. If it’s my day to go the barn, I do the milking and Jeff does the feeding. We’ll both check on the cows in the pasture.
Colorado dairy farmer Chris Kraft appreciates the impact computers have made on society – and on the health of his dairy cows. “The same technology that is in our cars, cell phones or used by people to send e-mails and
As the dairy industry continues on its path toward a more sustainable future, we are re-committing ourselves to healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet. And like our founding fathers, we understand the importance of a touchstone document that puts our values into words and helps guide our journey.
Dairy farmers want to help people understand where food comes from and the important role farmers play in helping to nourish healthy people with nutrient-rich dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt. They also understand that building stronger links to food and the farmers who produce it will help ensure a healthy future for the next generation. View this video to hear personal stories from farmers about their values and why they love what they do. Click on the full article for access to a virtual farm tour.
World Wildlife Fund and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Expand Partnership to Advance Sustainable Agriculture
Jason Clay addresses The Future of Food Conference as part of a panel discussion of innovations in sustainable farming. Photo courtesy of Washington Post Live.
WWF and the Innovation Center will convene a blue ribbon task force including key agronomists, NGOs, academics and policymakers. From this gathering we plan to identify solutions and strategies for understanding the role different farming production systems have to play in 21st century global food security.
A new calf is cared for by its mother
It was at this moment that I realized just how lucky I am to be able to live the life that less than 2% of Americans do; on a dairy farm. It was an incredible feeling to be able to share my story with friends who were so interested in something they rarely thought about: where their food comes from. And what better way than to start at the beginning—with a newborn baby calf.