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Alissa Scheller

Here's What Raw Milk Advocates Forget To Mention

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

The chance of getting sick from drinking raw milk or products made from it is 150 times greater than from pasteurized milk, but that isn't stopping a ...

Spending Cuts Could Wreak Havoc On Milk Prices

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm said it won't issue some agricultural reports this year because of automati...

Epic Milk Controversy Comes To Disappointingly Predictable End

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

By Andrew Longstreth NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The Dairy Farmers of America, a large marketing cooperative, and four other defendan...

Milk's About To Cost $6 A Gallon

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money

MILWAUKEE -- As the nation inches toward the economic "fiscal cliff," anxiety is growing in farm country about an obscure tangent of the Washington po...

Milk Industry In 'Crisis'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Money

The milk industry is in crisis. Dairy farmers, milk processors and grocery chains are fretting as fewer and fewer Americans drink milk, the Wall S...

Governor Cuomo: Meet the Disturbing Reality of Dairy Farms

Jenny Brown | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Jenny Brown

Whether a dairy farm keeps fifty cows or five thousand, as long as animals are commodities, problems abound. To put a face on this, I'd like to introduce the governor to just one of the victims of a "small, local" dairy farm who now lives at our sanctuary.

Small Dairies Go Under As Milk Prices Sink Again

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.23.2012 | Food

PLAINFIELD, Vt. -- The MacLaren brothers are third-generation dairy farmers, but they will likely be the last in their family. After working all thei...

Organic Milk Demand Surges, Straining Farmers

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 04.17.2012 | Food

WESTVILLE, N.Y. -- "Got milk?" is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic. Because even as more consumers are willing to pay prem...

Higher Milk Prices Offer Little Comfort For Dairy Farmers

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

RIVERDALE, Calif. -- While milk prices continue to rise and exports to Asian markets have expanded, many dairy farmers are still struggling with the a...

Massive Gas Bubbles Sprout From Manure On Dairy Farms

The Wall Street Journal | LAUREN ETTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WINCHESTER, Ind.--Like many of his neighbors, farmer Tony Goltstein has to deal with the aftermath of the dairy bubble. But besides his mounting fi...

Clement Gervais, Vermont Dairy Farmer, Blames Goverment After Immigration Probe

AP | LISA RATHKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BAKERSFIELD, Vt. — A Vermont dairy farmer who was among those targeted in a federal crackdown on undocumented workers says he thought three ille...

MOOmilk Organic Milk: Maine Dairy Farmers Might Have Business Model To Emulate

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine dairy farmers hope their new organic milk, called MOOMilk, becomes as popular among natural-food buffs as Maine lobster ...

Vermont's Pictureqsue Dairy Farms Have A High Human Cost

The Atlantic | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vermont likes to promote itself as a verdant, wholesome state with picturesque black and white Holsteins grazing on hillside pastures. But the postcar...

NY FarmNet Helps Distressed Dairy Farmers

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Huck Heintz has spent a busy year providing free financial consulting to dairy farmers in upstate New York. With milk selling fo...

U.S. Farmers See Their Income Plunge 38% As Recession Grips Agriculture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After some of the most profitable years in a generation, American farmers have seen their incomes dwindle as the recession begins to weigh on food pri...