HD Notebook

Say Cheese and Sustainability

Mon, 11/21/2011

Hilmar Cheese believes in a multifaceted approach to sustainability

”HilmarHilmar Cheese recently was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Corporate Communications category by the Central Valley (California) Public Relations Organization. The 50-foot-long exhibit at the plant’s visitor center in Hilmar, Calif., is colorful, interactive, and engages multiple senses. It educates children (ages 7 and older) and adults about milk, dairy in the diet, processing of cheese and whey, and the sustainability of the entire process. While an attractive display gives quality face-time to consumers, it is the story behind the exhibit wall that is the true award-winner. Hilmar has made a conscious effort to promote sustainability and execute it in its facility. Read more

Milk production, number of cows rose for October

Fri, 11/18/2011

In the Milk Production report released today by the USDA, milk production in the 23 major states is on the rise.

In the 23 major dairy states, milk production totals during October rolled in at 15.2 billion pounds. Compared to the same month in 2010, production was up 2.5 percent (0.4 billion pounds) from 14.8 billion pounds. Read more

Dairy case observations from Japan

Thu, 11/17/2011

Milk quality is high. Prices are crazy. Packages are tiny.

During a trip to Japan this month, visits to food markets were eye-opening. There were both similarities and differences to the United States. Read more

Is your farm at risk for residues?

Wed, 11/16/2011

A new Pfizer Animal Health risk assessment tool estimates your risk for residues in meat and milk. Find it at www.AvoidResidues.com/Assessment.

Domino’s bets added cheese will further grow brand

Tue, 11/15/2011

Latest Domino’s-DMI innovation includes cheesy bread with 150 percent more cheese.

Larson interviewed by World Dairy Diary

Mon, 11/14/2011

At World Dairy Expo, Steve Larson wears many hats, with his professional responsibilities, volunteer tasks, and as an honoree. Read more

Idaho dairies eager for growth and more options

Fri, 11/11/2011

Processing capacity shortage is holding back the country’s No. 3 milk state

The Idaho dairy industry is busting to break loose. Read more

Helping the Farm Team

Thu, 11/10/2011

Brothers organize baseball-themed event to raise money for Vermont farmers

Want to sell direct? Try a website that does it for you

Wed, 11/09/2011

New websites are striving to be national online farmers’ markets. In an age where knowing your farmer is a wanted quality, they might be on to something.

Going green? Follow the farmers’ lead

Tue, 11/08/2011

Farmers are given the task of protecting and perpetuating the productivity of land and its natural resources.

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