Posts Tagged ‘milk’

NEW “CHOOSE PA DAIRY” CAMPAIGN TO BOOST FRESH LOCAL MILK CONSUMPTION

PA DAIRY LEADERS AND FARMERS PARTNER TO SUPPORT NEW “CHOOSE PA DAIRY” CAMPAIGN TO BOOST FRESH LOCAL MILK CONSUMPTION AND ENSURE PENNSYLVANIA MILK PRODUCTION

Campaign highlights health, community and economic benefits of PA Milk

Dairy Industry Supports More Than 52,000 Jobs and Contributes Nearly $15 Billion to PA Milk is Commonwealth’s Official Beverage Boasting Nine Essential Nutrients

ALTOONA, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s dairy leaders and farmers today supported PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding in unveiling a statewide consumer-focused public awareness campaign, “Choose PA Dairy: Goodness That Matters,” to highlight that Pennsylvania’s dairy industry fuels strong bodies and strong communities by providing an abundant supply of fresh, wholesome milk and by supporting Pennsylvania’s rural communities. With a rising interest in buying local and supporting family farms, the campaign reminds consumers that the choice is theirs and that Pennsylvania dairy, is “Goodness That Matters.” Along with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the campaign is being championed by the Center for Dairy Excellence, the American Dairy Association North East, the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, PA Dairy Princesses Program, and other industry organizations.

It’s Time to Get Real With Milk

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

The last few years have seen a major shift in how Americans feel about their health. Because of the health concerns of generations before them, millennials are more concerned than ever with what they put into their bodies. But are they heading down the right track? For years, doctors have been pushing low fat diets, but is fat really the enemy? Typically, we think more calories in a food are bad. But more and more research is showing that consuming nutrient-dense foods, that can be higher in calories, is actually beneficial for your body.

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.

Choose PA Dairy!

If you’re like us, you grew-up knowing the nutritious benefits of milk to our health and our families. Drinking milk and having cheese, yogurt and ice cream was just a part of a daily diet. And driving by the local dairy farms and interacting with the farmers in the community was an important part in knowing were our food came from.