Feb. 9 2015
"California voters have egg on their faces," in the February 2, 2015, Hoard's Dairyman Intel, generated a great deal of interest. What follows are readers' comments on the item. - The Editors Most of the...
Feb. 9 2015
I have wondered the same thing mentioned in the February 2, 2015, Hoard's Dairyman Intel item "Reader Response: Is organic sustainable?" I have tried the organic thing on a small, 10-acre piece of land...
Feb. 2 2015
We hear a great deal of discussion about sustainability. Just what that means is like asking, "What is grass-fed beef?" The true definition should be evaluated from two points of view. One, producer sustainability...
Jan. 26 2015
To meet consumer demands, organic animal and crop production has grown a great deal in the past decade. Crop acres have more than doubled to the current 5.4-plus million acres split between crops and pasture....
Jan. 10 2015
Organic food sales have been booming, paced by double-digit growth in each of the past five years. As food marketers look to expand that high-margin category, dairy will remain at the epicenter because...
Dec. 8 2014
This letter is in response to the "Walmart's organic promise" article in last week's Hoard's Dairyman Intel email: While the concepts of organic agriculture may mirror in many ways the farming approaches...
Nov. 24 2014
This letter is in response to the "Walmart's organic promise" article in last week's Hoard's Dairyman Intel email: There is no way Walmart can sell organic products at the same price as nonorganics. Someone...
Nov. 17 2014
Americans' desire for organic food continues to grow, and the nation's largest grocer is responding. Retail giant Walmart recently announced plans to expand its organic selection in stores. Even further,...
Sept. 9 2014
Organic dairy product consumption continues to grow, but so does the price of organic cattle feed, cutting into margins for dairy producers. Thus, a new study has revealed that a fair and consistent milk...
Aug. 25 2014
Comparisons are often made between organic and conventionally managed dairy operations. Whether it's the nutritional value of milk or the health of the herd, efforts are made to tease out differences and...
July 21 2014
Some locally produced foods may be grown organically, but certainly not all. Some consumers, nonetheless, seem to be uninformed of that fact. In a recent study, one in five consumers mistakenly thought...
June 5 2014
Across the industry, there is one struggle upon which we can unite. Regardless of your chosen production method or location in the country, margins have been tight as of late
May 30 2014
If you ever sensed that organic sales tactics didn't seem to be totally honest, objective and unbiased, then you're smarter than many consumers, according to Organic Marketing Report by Academics Review
March 18 2014
A variety of people are choosing organic foods, leaving an upside of opportunity for organic dairy production. Organic sales are driven by people wanting to make better choices. Organic is one of those...
Jan. 13 2014
The popular press pounced on Washington State University's study after grand assumptions were drawn about the CLA superiority of organic milk. As this sentiment sprung up across major news organizations,...
April 24 2013
Harris Poll finds consumers are skeptical and less willing to pay for "green" goods. It turns out that most U.S. consumers are smarter about food-buying choices than many people in agriculture may have...
Feb. 26 2010
The organic milk and meat world will change significantly on June 17, when stricter new regulations defining it go into effect. The new standards were announced by USDA earlier this month after several...