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December 20, 2011

With such similar names, condensed milk and evaporated milk are often confused. With the baking season in full-swing we thought it perfect timing to demystify the two and clarify that, no, they cannot be used interchangeably.

Both are two types of concentrated milk from which about 60 percent of water has been removed, yielding a thick liquid most commonly used in baked goods.

December 1, 2011

Readers, we are excited to welcome you to our refreshed website! Providing valuable content has always been a priority of ours and we hope this effort reflects our continued mission. Some changes you will notice:

November 17, 2011

Later this month, many of us will be sitting down with our families to give thanks for the good in our lives. While most are thankful for the food that sits before them, on Thanksgiving and every other day, many don’t think twice about where their food originated.

This month, we urge you to express your gratitude to those who prepare food. It too often goes unnoticed.

How does one do this, might you ask? Supported by the Ag Chat Foundation, we encourage you to use social media to show your thanks. Here’s how:

October 1, 2011

The Seattle Seahawks have been a long-time partner of the Washington State Dairy Council. Promoting healthy eating among kids has always been a priority for us, and the Seattle Seahawks have been instrumental in this effort.

Educating children on nutrition and piquing their interest in physical activity is an ongoing challenge. Kids are regularly faced with the temptations of video games, television and junk food. And while these things aren’t always bad, moderation is the key to a healthy lifestyle. This goes for adults, too!

September 23, 2011

Agriculture is the world’s largest and most diverse industry. As the industry works to keep up with the growing food demand, passing on agriculture skills to the next generation becomes increasingly important.

Farming in particular has traditionally been a legacy, family farms being passed down from one generation to the next. And while it is often still that way, piquing interest among the younger generations is still vital, and offering the opportunity for learning is necessary.

July 21, 2011

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. July marks National Ice Cream Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of summer. Eat it in a cone, in a bowl or straight out of the container – ice cream is beloved by more than just sticky fingered kids. It’s so popular, in fact, that the U.S. ice cream industry sells more than a billion gallons of the stuff every year. That’s no typo!

July 14, 2011

Last month we celebrated National Dairy Month by posting some fun facts about the dairy industry. The post sparked some great conversation over on Twitter, but one fact stood out and built quite the buzz: In 2008, the average Washington cow produced 14.5% more milk than the average U.S. cow. So, what makes our cows so productive? For those who are curious, we wanted to expand on our initial 140 character answer here on the blog.

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