The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it first round of tariff relief, set at 12¢/cwt for a half of a dairy farmer’s highest annual production for the years 2011, 2012 or 2013. Reaction to the low rate of tariff relief was swift—and less than complimentary.
After 85 years of operation Sunshine Dairy is closing one of its iconic milk processing plants in Portland, Ore. The loss of Sunshine and two other plants results in more than 260 years’ worth of milk processing history being lost.
With contamination seeping into the soil from overfilled lagoons, the second largest dairy in Oregon, Lost Valley Farm, has only 60 days to remove 13,000 cows and clean their manure management system.
Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, and the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), are teaming up to spread a message that people should not consume dairy.
A dairy farmer in Michigan has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison and pay a hefty fine after hiring undocumented immigrants.