In a surprising turnaround, attorney Charlie Tebbutt moved to dismiss the lawsuit he brought on behalf of Community Association for the Restoration of the Environment (CARE) against Majestic Dairy of Sunnyside, Wash. The dairy is owned by Nicholas and Janie Struikmans. The order was signed by federal judge Thomas Rice ..
What? Journalists taking on the role of activist? How could it be? But, yes, we have numerous examples of how reporters often doing so-called "investigative" reports stretch the definition of responsible journalism. One characteristic of activist is the belief that the end justifies the means. They believe so strongly in ..
Hoard's Dairyman, a leading national publication serving the dairy community, published the story announcing the support of the American Dairy Coalition for Pacific Northwest dairy farmers in their fight with the EPA. The long standing battle concerns a science report from 2012 that purports to show current dairy operations are ..
Pressure on EPA Administrator Wheeler Mounts as National Farm Groups Join Call for Science Review of Nitrate Study
PRESS RELEASE September 6, 2019 American Dairy Coalition joins Washington State farm groups requesting completed science review of study devastating dairy farms (EVERSON, WA) The American Dairy Coalition, a farmer-led national dairy policy group, on August 28 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting the Administrator complete ..
The Tri-City Herald reported September 6 that a federal judge in Richland temporarily blocked the government from a 50% increase in piece rate pay for farm workers. This means these workers can continue to earn the $17 per hour they receive in the blueberry harvest in Eastern Washington. If the ..
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sunday March 12 edition of Seattle Times featured Eastern Washington Family Farmers co-leader Jason Sheehan. Jason's dairy was one of fifteen in the Sunnyside area that suffered the heart-breaking loss of dairy cows. We applaud Erik Lacitis' coverage which not only conveyed the numerous challenges our dairy farmers ..
[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]
YAKIMA FAMILY FARMERS LAUNCHES DAIRY & WATER QUALITY AD CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF FARMING
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Help spread the word. You can help by downloading the Water Quality and Dairy Farms ad campaign (download file on this page) printing it or emailing it to your friends, neighbors, community and government leaders. You can also help by joining our growing list of sponsors who ..