Dairy Farmers

Fair Oaks Farms is one of 30 farms that provide milk to fairlife.

Fairlife and Coca-Cola deal with Fair Oaks abuse fallout

By Beth Newhart

Last week, an undercover video surfaced showing severe calf abuse at Fair Oaks Farms. The Indiana-based farm supplies milk to ultrafiltered milk brand fairlife, which is a Coca-Cola Company partner. Several retailers have pulled the products from shelves...

Five years ago, whole milk only accounted for 30% of retail milk sales. It’s now up to 40%. Pic: Getty/DragonImages

Can whole milk make a comeback?

By Beth Newhart

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has been involved with the fight to bring back whole milk for several years, investing in research on its health benefits.

The DBA met in Madison to discuss the future of Wisconsin's dairy community. Pic: Getty/Sean Pavone

DBA announces legislative and budget priorities in Wisconsin

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Business Association (DBA), an organization of the Wisconsin dairy community, outlined its legislative and budget priorities for 2019-2020 at a Dairy Day this month, taking place at the Capitol in Madison.

Dairy concerned by Trump Mexican border closure threats

By Beth Newhart

Last week President Donald Trump announced plans to close the southern US border, effectively ending trade with Mexico. He has since changed his mind and now given Mexico ‘a one-year warning’ with further threats of tariffs.

Governor of Washington Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency with more snow on the way. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kayla Teske

1,600 dairy cows are dead after Washington blizzard

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) has reported that more than 1,600 cows perished during an unusually heavy snowstorm in the Yakima Valley region of Washington State. The significant loss further burdens an already-struggling industry.

Overall US cheese production likely reached 13 billion pounds in 2018. Pic: ©GettyImages/ShotShare

US cheese surplus not an 'unusually enormous amount'

By Beth Newhart

Last month, the American Dairy Coalition (ADC) called attention to the record 1.4 billion pounds of surplus cheese currently in US cold storage. But it may not have a simple solution, or even be as big of a problem as the public thinks.

“This bill is a strong start to addressing the issues our producers are facing right now, particularly our dairy farmers.

Pending farm bill has big implications for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The US is close to passing a landmark $867bn farm bill after months of negotiation and compromise. It has already passed the Senate and the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump within the coming days.

“The Creamery is filled with unique storylines, from its heritage in cheese-making to its all-new dairy experience attraction.

DFA opens ‘The Creamery’ retail store in Utah

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has completed the anticipated update and expansion of its cheese store in Beaver, Utah. The new retail location opened its doors this month.

Foodbytes! dairy participants like SomaDetect and dropnostix are using AI and sensors to improve cow health and milk quality.

FoodBytes! returns to NYC with pioneering startups in milk quality

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank brings another FoodBytes! competition to New York City this month with 19 food and agriculture startups in line to pitch investors, executives and media on their innovations. AI and health monitoring dairy teams are among the group.

The new system eliminates costly, error-prone manual work. Pic: ©GettyImages/seraficus

Dutch cheesemaker grows with Infor M3 software

By Beth Newhart

Rouveen Kaasspecialiteiten has partnered with software company Infor to improve its cheese quality, tracking and tracing as well as build out production capabilities.