Thanksgiving is likely the biggest eating day of the year, followed by the Super Bowl. In spirit of the holiday, we thought it would be fun to post a few easy and healthy snack ideas that will keep you and guests satisfied until Turkey time. We don’t know about you, but holiday snacks are something we are definitely thankful for! Cheese Platter Cube some of your favorite cheeses and serve with an array of crackers or small slices of bread.
Cow manure. Like many other things, its beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. To dairy farmers, it’s a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer that – when applied to croplands – sustains the cycle of agricultural life. To others, it’s an environmental headache which – when it gets into the wrong places – can threaten sensitive ecologies.
The New York Times recently published an article entitled While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales – which accused the federal government of cross-purpose policy making in respect to dairy marketing.
Trick or Treat! It’s that time of year again, when goblins, princesses and super heroes ring doorbells to fill their bags with candy. But overloading on sugary snacks isn’t something one wants to encourage in kids - or adults – especially given the rise in childhood obesity and diabetes in the U.S. Did you know that the typical Trick-or-Treater will bring home 250 pieces of candy? And with the average “fun size” candy bar packing between 60 and 100 calories each, any notion of a “balanced diet” can quickly be out the window.
What better way to celebrate National Dairy Month than to look back at the history of Washington dairy? 174 years later, dairy farming has become Washington's second largest agricultural industry and the tenth largest in the nation!
It seems as though winter is finally over and spring has arrived to Washington State. There is a lot to do as we transition to springtime, but nonetheless it is an exciting season for all Washington dairy farmers.
New initiatives from Pepsi and ongoing programs from America's dairy farmers are working together to win the fight against childhood obesity.
Because Washington’s dairy farms use water for livestock, crops and other on-the-farm needs, they accept a special responsibility to protect all water resources. Though there are challenges in minimizing agriculture's impact on the environment, dairy farmers utilize extensive planning, best management practices and emerging technologies to both limit their use of water and ensure that surface and ground waters are protected for years to come.
Are you finding it hard to keep your New Year's resolution to eat more healthfully? If so, you'll find that dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are some of the best ways to get your health (and resolution!) back on track.
There are many innovations to be found on Washington's dairy farms. Reducing carbon through effective management practices and ground-breaking new techniques helps improve the environment and leave a better world for future generations.