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May 5, 2017

In some ways, José Torres is like thousands of other dairy farmers across the United States- he’s hard-working, puts his cows’ needs before his own, and lays awake at night wondering if he’s making the right decisions. But in other ways, Torres couldn’t be more unique.

Torres, a 1st generation dairy farmer in Elma, Washington didn’t grow up on a dairy or even in the U.S.

May 5, 2017

May 5- Milk Builds Strong Schools Assembly at Northgate Elementary

May 4, 2017

My 4-H career began as a cow-obsessed 8 year old when I joined Hoofs n’ Paws 4-H club. I showed a little Jersey heifer my first year from a local dairy. I was ecstatic.

A spring dairy show in May was the very first time I was in the show ring. I don’t remember how I placed but I do remember my excitement was at an all-time high – I couldn’t focus at all so I tried to soak it all in the best I could.

May 3, 2017

Yakima Valley is no stranger to hop farms. In fact, about 75% of the total U.S. hop acreage is located in the Yakima Valley.  Another huge contributor to the agriculture community sits in between all these acres of hops -dairies. Although these two commodities are unrelated, they have one challenge in common -managing by-products. Together they have found ways to maintain more sustainable and efficient practices on their farms.

April 29, 2017

The Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) and the entire Washington dairy community are outraged and heartsick by the alleged animal cruelty case at a Whatcom-area dairy farm. The Dairy Farmers of Washington support the actions taken by the Whatcom County Human Society and the ongoing investigation by law enforcement. 

April 25, 2017

The Dairy Farmers of Washington are proud to present the Dairy Community Scholarship for dairy cattle 4-H and FFA members in Washington State. This scholarship will recognize two Washington graduating seniors who exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, passion for the dairy community and community service. The Dairy Community Scholarship winner will receive $1,000. An additional $500 scholarship will be awarded to the runner-up.

April 12, 2017

What do you think of when you think of comfort food? Perhaps ooey, gooey, melty cheese sandwiched between two crispy golden brown pieces of fresh bread perhaps? We do too... along with most people in America! Grilled cheese sandwiches were voted the #1 comfort food in 2017 and for good reason!

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