Posts Tagged ‘dairy farmers’

Guest Blog: Avoiding the Expiration Date for American Dairy Farms

Guest blogger, Tony W. Rice is an Agribusiness Student at The Pennsylvania State University

 “This milk expires in three days. Are you sure you don’t want me to get you a different gallon?”

The cashier’s question caught me off-guard as I was progressing through the checkout line in the midst of my weekly shopping excursion. Never one to refuse a good challenge, I politely declined her offer and took the gallon with full faith in my milk consumption abilities. Having been raised on a small dairy farm, milk has been a staple in my diet since childhood. Sadly, an increasing number of consumers throughout the U.S. cannot say the same.

Guest Blog: How Our Dairy Dilemma Will Affect You

Guest blogger, Jessica Peters, is a 5th generation dairy farmer in northwest Pennsylvania.

By now, most of the country knows that things aren’t great in the dairy industry. The mainstream media is reporting on dairy farms being shut off by milk processing plants, and depression and suicide rates are higher than ever among farmers.

Between animal rights extremists with their false claims and extremely low profit margins, dairy farmers are feeling less hope for the future now more than ever.

How Dairy Cows Can Help Reduce Food Waste

Guest blogger, Amanda Rees is the 2018-2019 Montgomery County Dairy Princess

Did you know that Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for population size? And with a large population comes food waste.

As a senior studying Animal science and Dairy Science at Delaware Valley University, I am currently assisting in a research project on dairy cows fed a ration (diet) of expired fruit, vegetables and bakery products.