Lucas Sjostrom

The new line on your milk check — spore counts

The dairy industry has a big challenge ahead. Our milk is too safe, our cows too clean, and our product gets to the store too fast. FULL STORY »

Chobani's search for non-GMO fed herds could require 225,000 cows

Chobani announced on its blog last week that it was partnering with Green America in opening an organic yogurt line in 2015 and exploring GMO-free conventional yogurt. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Move over cream & sugar, butter is new coffee condiment

A guy started an entire company around the premise that you should add butter to coffee after roasting for the best taste and efficacy in drinking. I can buy that, or at least sell it. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Do something about do-nothing organizations

Are you on any ineffective, underperforming, or simply laughable organization boards or committees? Maybe it is time to make a change. FULL STORY »

Navigating the North Bay climate

As the morning fog rolls past Point Reyes and Tomales Bay towards Sacramento, you find a small but thriving dairy region north of San Francisco. Despite many environmental and regulatory challenges, these producers have made advances by going back to what the climate demands. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Science, science everywhere, but not a drop to drink

Scientists, including dairy farmers who fit the category: If your goal is to prove that science works, pull a heart string or two, stay truthful, and tell a story. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Expand your dairy product palate

A good cheddar is a good cheddar. But, as dairy farmers looking to expand markets and increase our value, I would encourage you to both try something new from our industry each month, and then tell others about it. FULL STORY »

Going hands-free: Even farm dogs can be robotized

This morning’s news out of Australia included building a “sheep dog” robot that can fetch cows from the pasture. Where will it stop? Does it need to? FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Keep the road open

Can you imagine not having a driveway to your farm? I can, after experiencing the winter of 2013-2014. FULL STORY »

Red tape may be slowing dairy growth

How much time does it take you to cut through red tape in your locale? The answer could be the reason your region is thriving or diving in terms of dairy farm investment. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Farmland Film takes first step

Watching the documentary "Farmland" for the first time, I’ll admit it made me laugh and it made me cry. FULL STORY »

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