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Dairy Farmers of Washington react to WSU study of organic whole milk

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Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award 2014


Washington Dairy Wins Inaugural U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award again in 2014

Vander Haak Award
The Dairy Farmers of Washington announced Vander Haak Dairy has received the Outstanding Achievement in Renewable Energy Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, as part of its 3rd Annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards.

Vander Haak Dairy was the first farm to install an anaerobic digestion system in Washington state. The digester is a closed system that uses anaerobic bacteria and enzymes to break down organic molecules in animal and food waste. Digestion causes the release of carbon dioxide and methane gas to generate electricity that is transferred directly to Puget Sound Energy's power grid.

The Vander Haak digester system uses both cow manure and food waste to generate enough electricity to power 400 homes annually. It removes 70 percent of manure solids, recovering 600,000 pounds of ammonium sulfate fertilizer and 3 million pounds of phosphorus-rich solids – both of help in crop production.

The awards program is part of the U.S. dairy industry’s commitment to advance the long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability of dairy farming. Read Full Story

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Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger

Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger

NWFFH LogoYou can donate non-perishable food at any Fred Meyer. Follow this link for more information. Thank you for making a difference in your community. http://www.nwfarmersfightinghunger.org/

 

 

America's Heartland Features Mabton Dairy Farmer

America's Heartland Features Mabton Dairy Farmer

Bill Wavrin,a Mabton Dairy Farmer and veterinarian, was featured on the highly acclaimed PBS series, America's Heartland. The America's Heartland crew filmed the segment on Wavrin's Sunny Dene Dairy Farm and as he made a veterinary visit to Tom DeVries' dairy in Moxee.

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America's Heartland is a magazine-style, half-hour series produced by KVIE-TV, Sacramento that has a weekly audience of over one-million North American viewers.

 

US Dairy Exports: A Growth Story


 

Other Websites

AKeyIngredient.com

Washington is a unique and special place because of the different contributions of its residents. Washington’s dairy farm families are among those key ingredients that make our state such a great place to live. Learn more about the Washington way of dairying by exploring this web site.

Washington is a unique and special place because of the different contributions of its residents. Washington’s dairy farm families are among those key ingredients that make our state such a great place to live. Learn more about the Washington way of dairying by exploring this web site.

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opics include; Recipes, All About Milk, On the Farm, Beyond the Farm, News and Events, Fun Facts, Resources and a "Spotlight" on dairy farmers with audio and video about farm life.


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The United States has a variety of dairy farms, which are home to dedicated men and women who spend every day caring for their animals and the land that sustains them in order to provide American’s with fresh, great-tasting, wholesome and nutritious milk products. Browse this website to learn more about life on real, modern-day dairy farms from those who know it best…America’s dairy farmers.


Employment Opportunity
Job Description and more information

Washington Dairy Products Commission has a tremendous opportunity for a Senior Director of Communications to develop and implement an overall comprehensive strategic communications plan for the Organization. This position will be responsible for developing and overseeing traditional and social media programs, materials and services, both internal and external, across multiple platforms to drive consumer confidence in dairy products and farming.




 

WA State Dairy Council


Washington State Dairy Council has been providing quality and scientifically sound nutrition education materials for over 77 years.  Go to EatSmart.org for nutrition education resources and materials.
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WA St. Dairy Federation


WA State Dairy FederationThe Washington State Dairy Federation is the legislative and regulatory arm for the dairy industry in the state of Washington. More...
 

WA State Dairy Women


An organization of Dairy Women dedicated to reminding consumers of the goodness of dairy products through sales promotions, public relations and educational programs.  More...
 

WA Dairy Commission


The Washington Dairy Products Commission was created by an act of the Washington state legislature in 1939. Its mission is to promote dairy products within Washington state and to educate the public about dairy products and the dairy industry. The Commission conducts year-round advertising, public relations programs, promotions, issues management initiatives, industry communications and public education campaigns directed mainly toward consumers.
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