New Organic Butter Introduced

News EditorButter, Industry News, Organic

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) has introduced an organic whipped butter manufactured by Keller’s Creamery, a division of DFA. Label under the name Breakstone’s®, the new product will be available at 21 grocery store chains in seven states east of the Mississippi – Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. DFA introduced the new product in … Read More

Lifeway Foods Goes Hormone Free

Laura McNamaraMilk, Organic

Milk from Lifeway Foods is now garaunteed to be 100 percent, certified rBST free. The makers of the probiotic dairy beverage called kefir has announced they are now using milk that comes from cows that are not treated with hormones. This 100% certified hormone free milk comes with a Farmers Pledge, which Lifeway will market on the labels of its … Read More

N.Y. Land Trust has New Supporters

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The New York Agricultural Land Trust (NYALT) has two new supporters in its bid to protect N.Y. agricultural land for future generations. New York’s Byrne Dairy, has teamed up with Organic Valley, to help NYALT create a Web site, publish educational brochures and communicate the organizations message. NYALT, established this year as a nonprofit organization, is already working toward protecting … Read More

Aurora Dairy to Reduce Footprint

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Colorado based Aurora Organic Dairy, has announced a partnership with the University of Michigan to measure and reduce its company’s carbon footprint. The reduction of energy and material use will be across the entire product lifecycle, from cattle feed to cartons in retail dairy cases. Aurora Organic Dairy Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization formed to fund research, market-development initiatives and … Read More

The Cutest Little Baby Faces

News EditorOrganic, Yogurt

I can’t wait to see the results of this contest – the Stonyfield Farm YoBaby Cover Contest. Starting July 15, the organic yogurt company received 44,000 entries for the face that will convey the YoBaby image of healthy goodness. You can help pick the winner for the eight finalists – be sure to cast your vote before October 21st! These … Read More

Program Assists Those Switching to Organic

News EditorGovernment, Industry News, Organic

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the availability of $1 million to defray annual organic certification costs in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. This funding is particularly important to smaller producers so that they can meet the voluntary uniform … Read More

Editorial Addresses Buying Organic

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A few weeks ago, Jackie Avner from the Denver Post wrote an editorial about her reasons for buying regular goods verses organic goods. Take a minute and read her thoughts and comments on the booming organic market. I don’t like to buy organic food products, and avoid them at all cost. It is a principled decision reached through careful consideration … Read More

UK McDonald's Switches to Organic Milk

News EditorInternational, Milk, Organic

McDonald’s restaurants in the UK have announced a switch to organic milk for its coffee and hot chocolate drinks. The move could account for 5% of the UK’s organic milk supplies. In a bid to tap into growing consumer interest in the provenance of food, the fast-food chain recently switched its supply of coffee beans to stocks certified by conservation … Read More

Organic Milk Supply Grows

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Reports are circulating news of organic milk potentially flooding the market this year, due to next year’s regulation change and higher profit margins available to producers. A sure change after years of organic milk being in short supply. The dairy industry is expecting organic milk supply to surge by at least 40 percent this year from a previous annual growth … Read More

New FOOD Group

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Recently, several organic organizations from Maine to California formed a national network called Federation of Organic Dairy Farmers (FOOD). The group was formed by the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, the Midwest Organic Dairy Producers Association and the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance. Combined, they represent more than 7850 organic dairies across the country. The group met in Wisconsin to … Read More