Tag Archives | Dairy

Stonyfield invests in beginning farmers

A recent article in Mainebiz, an online news source for business owners in Maine, highlighted the efforts of OTA member Stonyfield to invest in the next generation of dairy farmers.  The decline in number of dairy operations in the Northeast, coupled with the increased average age of farmers in the area, has added urgency to the need for […]

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OTA Farmer Board member in the news

OTA’s Farmer Advisory Council (FAC) Chair and Board Member Perry Clutts was highlighted in Progressive Dairyman last week. The article covered Perry’s journey back to his family farm in Ohio and the holistic approach he takes to raising dairy cows. Perry realized that the success of an organic dairy is based on healthy soils and incorporated on-farm composting to provide this foundation. His […]

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Canada’s oldest organic dairy co-op turns 25

Long-time COTA member Organic Meadow is celebrating 25 years in the organic dairy sector in Canada. The farmer-owned business is Canada’s oldest organic dairy co-operative and a leading organic dairy brand. Organic Meadow now represents more than 100 family farms and offers over 90 organic products including milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, butter, eggs and ice […]

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Organic milk

The April issue of Report on Business Magazine carried an article on the impressive growth behind Ontario-based organic milk company Harmony Organic. Founder Lawrence Andres speaks about the company’s “small is beautiful” approach and customer response to its return to glass bottles. In the May issue, ROB Magazine reported that a poll of readers of […]

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Economics of organic dairy farming webinar

Join eOrganic for a webinar on the Economics of Organic Dairy Farming with Dr. Bob Parsons on Thursday, December 12, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speaker. Register now. In Vermont, 23 percent […]

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Organic milk has healthier profile than conventional milk

A research article published this week in PLOS-ONE shows that organic milk has a healthier nutritional profile than conventional milk. In the study, a research team led by Charles Benbrook of Washington State University examined 220 organic and 164 conventional milk samples from dairies around the United States over an 18-month period. Taking a long-term […]

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Organic Extension and Dairy webinars

A series of free Excellence in Organic Extension webinars from eOrganic will begin Monday, Sept. 9, with a presentation on Effective Presentations: How to develop and deliver a farmer-friendly talk, by Seth Wilner of the University of New Hampshire. In addition, the first in a series of organic dairy webinars will be presented on Sept. […]

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Inspector General’s Office releases organic milk audit report

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) July 29 published its “National Organic Program (NOP) – Organic Milk Operations” 2013 audit report. A previous OIG report, published in February 2012, had focused on the oversight and monitoring activities of NOP and its certifying agents. This audit report focuses on the compliance of organic milk producers. Finding that NOP generally […]

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Webinar slated on amending soils in dairy pastures

Cindy Daley of California State University will be featured in a free eOrganic webinar on amending soils in the organic dairy pasture June 27 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Dr. Daley will describe a long-term soil remediation field trial designed at the University Farm to study the effects of a basic soil amendment program on forage […]

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Organic farming contributes to climate protection

A new study out of Germany suggests that organic farming may play a key role in countering climate change.  Professor Kurt-Jürgen Hülsbergen from Technische Universität München developed a comprehensive model that shows organic farming not only produces less greenhouse gases, but also uses less energy than conventional farming techniques.  The benefit of organic practices is […]

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