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Top 10 Things for Dairy Fans

Aside from a fridge full of milk and cheese, there are lots of unique ways to show off your dairy pride. So we've scoured hundreds of handmade items on Etsy, and picked our top ten favorites. This list includes everything from artwork and baking gadgets to cleaning supplies and metalwork. And bonus: just about everything listed here is $40 or less!

1. Milk & Cookies Mug
Nothing makes dipping your cookies in milk any easier.

Lick, Scoop, Love: All the Ways to Eat Ice Cream

As National Ice Cream Month surges forward, we can’t stop thinking about all the ways we love to eat it. A lick here and a scoop there, there really is no wrong way to savor the creamy treat.  So we’ve come up with a list of the best ways to slip ice cream into your summer diet:
All in one sitting.
From the bowl.

Coffee and Dairy Should Marry

coffee and dairy should marry

The Evergreen State. It’s known for a few things... like always being green, and the Space Needle, and apples. And coffee - that delicious liquid that most Americans and all Washingtonians rely on for survival. As home to one of the biggest coffee companies in the world (a little place called Starbucks), you could say we know a thing or two about coffee around here. There are coffee shops, stands, and specialty roasters on every street corner, and for good reason. We love the stuff. And we love it even more with dairy.

15 Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! And so did Ronald Reagan. The 40th president loved ice cream so much that, in 1984, he declared July as National Ice Cream Month. He also designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. He then stated that these two events should be observed with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

A World Without Dairy

Washington’s dairy farm families are a key ingredient that make our state a wonderful place to live. Without dairies and the people running them, our state wouldn’t be the place it is today. The same is true for dairy products. We tried to imagine a world without dairy, and it was a very sad place. Just think...


The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) announced on Jan. 17, 2013, that it had identified a possible case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a dairy cow that arrived at a Washington meat packing facility on Jan. 8, 2013.  The animal originated at a dairy farm near Moses Lake, Washington, and was among a number of animals that had been purchased from a dairy near Monroe, Washington, in January 2012.  Since WSDA’s initial announcement on Jan. 17, the following steps have been taken:

Cows Behind the Wheel? In a Way, it’s About to Happen.

Manure.  Cows produce a lot of it.  And for a long time, finding something useful to do with it was a challenge.  But technological innovation on Washington’s dairy farms is increasingly turning what some saw as a problem into what many now recognize is an asset that has value – for dairy farmers and the entire community.

The Demand for Valley Dairy Manure is Increasing

Russ Davis wants more cow manure.  He’s the president of Organix, a Walla Walla based company, with production facilities in Yakima County that specialize in converting cow manure into compost.

“We look for dairies that like to export their manure,” explained Davis, who works with several Yakima Valley dairies.  “Dairies have their own manure management plans, whether it’s turning manure into cow bedding or using it to fertilize their crops.  So that reduces the availability.”

Moxee Dairy Employee Merges Work and Play

When western Washington grocery shoppers buy a gallon of milk, they may not realize that a group of soccer players had a big part in bringing that milk to market.

A few years ago, Jesus “Chuy” Gonzalez, calf manager on the deVries Family Dairy in Moxee (about two hours from Seattle), was kicking around a soccer ball during his lunch break.  Soon that grew to nearly half of his co-workers playing soccer daily on the large lawn in front the dairy’s office.


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