Dairyland News Archive

Yakima Valley Dairyland News

Yakima Dairyland News Issue #15 12/1/16

4th Congressional Dist Director tours modern dairy farm Latino co-workers value full-time work, dairy values Dairy farm worker safety program and Dairy Federation meeting.

Yakima Dairyland News Issue #14 10/1/2016

Fair showcases dairy hertiage, prize heifers, health benefits & milking parlor dedication Dairy cow feed formulas increase milk production, reduce odor Researchers ‘astonished’ that farm dust enhances immune system.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #13 8/1/16

Valley soil nitrate levels in dairy crop land decreasing, producers attend manure nutrient management training Regulation, technology, economies of scale & scope drive growth of larger dairy operations Valley dairy emissions in perspective: processes & procedures support air quality.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #12 6/2/16

Livestock ammonia emissions in perspective, need more study Valley dairy invests in high-tech manure management systems L&I dairy farm safety checklist helps farmers prevent injuries.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #11 4/1/16

Dairy water filtration pilot project reduces nitrogen to create cleaner water for irrigation Farmers invest in research & technology to improve production, water and air quality SYCD Manure Management Workshop provides regulatory updates & best farm practices.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #10 2/2/16

Farm ammonia insignificant compared to wood stoves, vehicle emissions Dairy farm safety programs protect workers Air quality management improves for future generations.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #9 12/3/15

Dairy equipment innovations help farmers improve operations Darigold plant expansion to add new jobs in Yakima Valley People living on or near dairy farms have fewer allergies.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #8 10/2/15

WSDA Director tours Valley dairies Valley dairy tests drought resistant feed crops Dairies and air quality: Another Perspective.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #7 – 7/30/15

Valley dairy manure nutrient lagoons follow NRCS development standards Valley dairies improve manure nutrients by adding centrifuge separator machines Education and technology will deliver sustainable Valley dairy farm operations.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #6 – 6/2/15

WSDA enforces Dairy Nutrient Act to help dairy famers implement Best Management Practices Dairy compost increases yields, retains water for reduced usage Dairy producers lead NW Farmers Fighting Hunger Project Tri-City Herald Progress Edition: Dairy farming thriving in Washington.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #5 – 4/1/15

Valley dairies export 60-70% of manure as compost Dairy farmer gives “Cowed” author reason to pause Waste to Worth conference focuses on animal ag-sustainability Outdated information clouds current science, technology advances.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #4 – 2/5/15

Bovine Experience Program educates student veterinarians about large animal healthcare Manure nutrient workshop attracts 50 Valley dairy farmers & custom applicators Yakima Valley dairies have “stepped up” to mitigate groundwater nitrate content Dairy farmers forge partnerships milk donations to Washington food banks.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #3 – 12/5/14

Valley’s Dairy Exports Add to International Presence Clean Air Agency Reports Valley Dairies Deploy “High Degree of Best Management Practices” Healthy Cows Produce More, Emit Less Newer Digestion Systems Produce Electricity or Natural Gas from Manure & Food Waste.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #2 – 9/30/14

Expert Clarifies Difference Between Human Waste & Livestock Manure Dairy Farm Industry Contributes $938M, 4,800 Jobs to Yakima Valley Economy Renewable Natural Gas May Give New Life to Dairy Digesters Yakima Chamber Recognizes Dairyman for Community Service.

Yakima Dairyland News Volume #1 – 7/23/14

Yakima Valley Dairies Contribute $500M to Economy Yakima Dairy Farm Families Volunteer for 2nd Harvest Composted Livestock Manure Produces Nutrient-Rich Fertilizer Ground Water Committee Implements Deep Soil Sampling Process.

 


Whatcom Dairyland News

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #14 12/1/16

Darigold heritae anchored to Whatcom family dairies Dairy farm worker safety expert at Dairy Federation meeting Grant funds WSU mobile system.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #13 10/1/2016

New Appel Creamery facility aims to meet demand for artisanal cheeses Precision dairy cow feeding produces more milk, less manure & odor Family members use best farm practices at Coldstream Farms.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #12 8/1/16

Whatcom soil nitrate levels in dairy crop land decreasing, producers attend manure nutrient management training Twin Brook Creamery implements multi-faceted water quality stewardship activities Anaerobic digestion field day explains conversion of manure nutrients into useful byproducts.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #11 6/2/16

“Gearing Up For Safety” class aims to prevent farm machinery related injuries Discover Soils Field Day events focus on soil care and health Dairy farm equipment innovations help deliver “precision farming” to manage manure.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #10 4/1/16

Dairy farm worker safety training promotes injury-free farming Manure nutrient application training helps farmers apply at the right time, place, rate and source Anaerobic digestion webinar April 6 will provide tools to assess economics of manure recovery technologies.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #9 2/2/16

Lynden school barn serves as agriculture-based classroom Calf care in groups & automated feeders produce healthy milking cows Farmers grow cover crops for feed, soil health & to protect water quality.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #8 12/3/15

Farm soil test assessments improve crop production, water quality Discovery Farms program to validate farm practices, improve others with real world data Regenis explores new uses for anaerobic digestion, adds research & tech expert.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #7 10/2/15

Whatcom dairy farmers take precautions for proper manure fertilizer applications Online weather information helps farmers fertilize & irrigate at right time WSDA launches Nutrient Application Education Project.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #6 – 7/30/15

Bertrand Watershed Conference focuses on environment and agriculture Recordkeeping tools keep nutrient management plans up to date DariTech supports Whatcom dairy producers effective product solutions.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #5 – 6/2/15

Manure lagoons are not major sources for high nitrate levels in Couny aquifers Experts tour model Whatcom manure nutrient digesters Active calf management & care workshop helps develop healthy milking cows Whatcom Watch: Before assessing blame, hear both sides.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #4 – 4/7/15

Education series helps farmers with science-based best farm practices Waste to Worth Conference focuses on animal agriculture sustainability Dairy farmers embrace national animal well-being program Dairy cow stockmanship workshop for distress reductions & efficient handling.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #3 – 2/5/15

Whatcom dairy powder fuels robust export markets Whatcom dairies support nutrient management workshop WSDA enforces Dairy Nutrient Act to help dairy farmers implement Best Management Practices Diary farmers forge partnerships for milk donations to Washington food banks.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #2 – 12/5/14

Dairies Contribute $515M, 1,348 Jobs to Whatcom County Economy Dairy Farmers Learn to Minimize Risk of Manure Runoff Veterinary Students Gain Experience Working on Dairy Farms with Skilled Veterinarians Nutrient Rich Livestock Manure Differs from Human Waste.

Whatcom Dairyland News Volume #1 – 10/6/14

Eaglemill Farm’s Composted Manure Produces Nutrient-Rich Fertilizer Vander Haak Dairy Wins 2014 US Dairy Sustainability Award New Digestion Systems Produce Electricity or Natural Gas from Manure & Food Waste NW Farmers Cash/Food Drive Delivers Donations Equal to 90,000+ lbs of Food.

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