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Abby Driscoll tends to her daily chores on her family owned farm Tuesday July, 25, 2017 Newton, Wi. The Driscolls like many dairy farms are dependent on migrant workers to help with the many aspects of running a farm. They along with many other farms are now running into issues getting help due to the current administrations stance on immigration making many workers return to home countries in fear of being arrested in the United States while looking for work. CREDIT: Darren Hauck for Center for Investigative Reporting

No Sanctuary, Fewer Farmhands: How Dairyland Suffers Under Trump Agenda

How Trump’s immigration policies are harming the dairy industry… As one of the state’s largest industries and the core of its Cheesehead identity, dairy production is heavily dependent on immigrant workers. Farmers say few if any U.S. citizens apply for these jobs. In addition, while farmers who grow seasonal crops such as blueberries can bring temporary […]

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Cows graze in the field at the Hatcher Family Dairy on December 6, 2007 in College Grove, TN. JCI PHOTO - Todd Bennett

Dairy Group Sues Wisconsin Over Pollution Discharge Rules

  On the fight over dairy regulations in Wisconsin… Wisconsin environmental officials are over-regulating large livestock operations, imposing pollution requirements that are tougher than federal law and arbitrarily changing runoff standards without going through the rule-making process, a trade association says in a lawsuit. The Dairy Business Association filed the lawsuit in Brown County on July […]

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A Dairy Operation Reborn: From Cows to Cashews (and Other Nuts)

  Changing consumer demand leads dairy company to move into nut milk space… For more than 90 years, Elmhurst Dairy, based in Queens, was a New York mainstay. But when the business began to struggle due to the same factors that have buffeted the industry in general—decreased consumer demand being one biggie—82-year-old owner Henry Schwartz […]

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow’s Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

  A look at the decline in American milk consumption… When’s the last time you had a glass of cow’s milk? Americans are drinking a lot less milk than they used to. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the average person drinks 18 gallons a year. Back in the 1970s it was more like 30 […]

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Here’s Why Trump Is Having a Cow Over Canadian Milk

  Why Trump is fighting with Canada over dairy farming… Donald Trump hasn’t done much in his young presidency to delight high-powered Democratic lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). But last week, Trump did just that when he picked a fight with Canada’s dairy farmers, after receiving a letter urging him to do […]

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The Return of the Milkman

The Meadowbrook Farms Dairy milk truck has arrived, and the insulated box — emblazoned with red script and an image of a Holstein cow — sits on Mahoney’s porch awaiting the milk delivery. Sunbeams reflect off the box and the heavy wire bottle carrier the milk man holds, creating a glare across the porch. The […]

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New Study Finds Potential Health Benefits of Consuming Organic Meats and Milk

A recent study funded by the European Commission and the Sheepdrove Trust, a British charity which supports organic farming research, found that organic meat and milk have a 50 percent higher omega-3 fatty acid composition than conventional products. Omega-3 fats can help lower the risk of heart disease. The study analyzed 196 papers concerning organic […]

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Video: Do You Have To Go Vegan to Cut Down on Climate Change?

Acually, you don’t! Read and watch the rest on The Guardian.

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This Exists: OKCupid for French Cows

With both beef and dairy farming on the decline in France—in 2012, beef production fell by 5.5 percent as compared to the year before, and between 2000 and 2010, over one third of dairy farms closed—it has become more difficult for farmers to find local, suitable mates for their heifers. But thanks to the wonders of the internet, […]

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American Artisan Cheese: Can a Grassroots Movement Maintain its Integrity?

By Jessica Sennett The current American artisan cheese renaissance that emerged from the Back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s is changing the face of commercially available cheese in the United States. Artisan, a term that refers to a person or company that makes high quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand, has come […]

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