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Meet Your Local Dairy Farmer

June is Dairy Month

Spokane, Wash.  -  Deer Park dairy farmer Stephanie Littrel will be at the Yokes Fresh Market in Argonne Village (9329 E. Montgomery, Spokane Valley) on June 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.   Littrel’s appearance is part of the annual “Meet Your Local Dairy Farmer” program during June – Dairy Month.

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Distance Biking Takes Refueling

Chocolate Milk as a Sports Recovery Drink

 

Endurance athletes, especially those training for the upcoming Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic (July 13th and 14th), have a post-workout routine called the “After” (as in ‘after the workout’).   That could include stretching, listening to music or resting and recovery nutrition.  An athlete’s “After” can make a dramatic difference in how they feel and perform.

 

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Northwest Farmers Launch ‘Fighting Hunger Food/Cash Drive’

Northwest Dairy Farmers and Fred Meyer stores are launching a month long “Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger” food and cash drive to benefit Feeding America affiliates; Food Lifeline, 2nd Harvest, and the Oregon Food Bank during June Dairy Month.

The effort is supported by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Agriculture, and representatives from Washington and Oregon’s agricultural commodity commissions and is led by the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Oregon.

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From Grass to Glass

Los Angeles-based photographer Mark Leibowitz visited Stan, Brad, and Bruce Scott, owners of the Scott Brothers Dairy in California’s San Jacinto Valley. The farm’s cows produce high-quality milk, frozen yogurt, and sour cream, and the family-run operation is quickly becoming known for its innovative technologies as much as its products. Stan and his sons, Bruce and Brad,—third- and fourth-generation milk producers—are vanguards of sustainability.

Slate.com
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Black and White and Green All Over

This summer’s drought sent the global price of animal feed through the roof, resulting in painful losses for dairy farmers and higher milk prices for consumers nationwide. But the American dairy industry is not helpless in the face of unpredictable weather and high input costs. Many milk producers have taken innovative steps to make their farms environmentally and economically resilient.

Slate.com
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Dairies Look to Turn Cow Manure Into Fuel

Turning cow manure into electricity was once a very profitable and innovative business. But now, with the abundance of natural gas, George DeRuyter and Sons Dairy is looking for another way to make a pretty penny off their resources.

KNDO News
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FDA Shouldn't Order Labels to Mollify Some Scientific Illiterates

Traditionally, the government has mandated labeling standards to warn consumers of potential hazards, such as smoking’s link to cancer and lung disease, and a high-fat diet’s link to numerous medical problems. Requiring the labeling of genetically modified (GM) foods, on the other hand, is a solution in search of a problem.

Centredaily.com
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Dairies Pamper Cows With Massages, Waterbeds

Lucky, a 7-year-old dairy cow, had been walking with a limp for several weeks when veterinarian Sara Gilbertson was called. Instead of prescribing painkillers, Gilbertson tried an unusual new therapy – a chiropractic adjustment that included a full-length spinal massage.

Seattle Times
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Men, Here's Another Good Reason to Eat Breakfast

If eating breakfast isn’t part of your regular schedule, consider rethinking your morning routine. Eating breakfast – versus skipping it – has been linked with a healthier weight, improved memory, lower cholesterol and a more nutritious diet. But there’s another reason to eat breakfast every day, particularly if you’re male.

The Globe and Mail
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Nothing Wasted: Lower Valley Dairy Makes Organic Fertilizer

For the last 15 years, Cow Palace Dairy on East Zillah Drive and North Liberty Road has been dealing with its animal waste — a major management problem for dairy producers and a source of criticism among dairy opponents — by turning it into a stable, usable product.

Yakima Herald-Republic
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