Eastern Washington dairy farmer Fransisca Vander Meulen choked back tears as she explained how unfair lawsuits that money-hungry lawyers have filed against dozens of WA farms could put her family's farm out of business. She joined Dillon Honcoop to talk about what's really at stake for so many family ..
This statement represents the view of Save Family Farming and not necessarily that of any specific farm The massive fine by Labor & Industries against one of the state’s major fruit growers is based on questionable accusations and embraces the discredited “Roman” enforcement strategy. It also diminishes the effective ..
A large concern of many farmers in today’s climate is the future of their farm. For Austin Allred, owner of Royal Dairy and Moxee Dairy, two of the most important things he can do are diversify and become more sustainable. In an interview with Capital Press, Allred, who is co-president ..
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, also known as the Green House Gas Guru, is a professor at UC Davis in the Department of Animal Science. He specializes in studying the impact of animals, cows in particular, on climate change. You have to watch the video to get the answer, but here's a ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] President Trump’s EPA leaders ignore pleas for science transparency President Trump’s EPA leadership promised that this administration would bring a new era of transparency in environmental science. But Trump appointees are ignoring that commitment – including EPA Director Andrew Wheeler. Farmers, farm group leaders and members of Congress across ..
Markus Rollinger is one of many young, dynamic and talented dairy farmers. Farm families like Markus and Kristin provide great encouragement to those of us who are non-farmers but want very much to see farming, including dairy farming, continue strong in our state for many years to come. We are ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] EPA Region 10 in 2012 and 2013 issued the Yakima Nitrate Study in which it determined dairies in the Sunnyside area were responsible for nitrate contamination in groundwater. The study was used as the basis for punitive enforcement against four dairy farms and for the citizen lawsuit known as ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/Hko4FlysNwo"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Case VanderMeulen of Coulee Flats Dairy in Mesa, Washington explains sustainable farming.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Seattle version of "Thrillist", a food, travel and entertainment channel, featured Austin Allred and Royal City Dairies' worm-based manure processing system. This article does a great job of explaining the process and benefits. Soon, another BioFiltro system will be installed in an Eastern Washington dairy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]