News

The True Cost of American Food Conference Videos

The True Cost of American Food conference, which took place April 14-17, 2016 in San Francisco, brought together a wide range of leaders and interested citizens to address one of the...

Catching Rain for the Cows

Bodega Dairy Looks to the Sky for a Community Solution By Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, et al. This article originally appeared in Farming for the Future:...

American Dairy Producers: Going Organic

By Craig Collins This article originally appeared in U.S. Agriculture Outlook on February 1, 2016. Reprinted with permission. By the time Albert Straus had earned his degree in dairy science...

Marin’s affordable housing crisis and the threat to rural communities

The town of Marshall, where I have lived and farmed all my life, is becoming a ghost town.

Sustainable silicon farming to defeat California drought

The drought on America’s west coast is taking its toll on the dairy industry as around 100 dairy farms now go out of business each…

Straus Family Creamery was first in U.S. to become organic

The leadership Straus Family Creamery demonstrated 21 years ago by becoming the first certified 100 percent organic creamery in the U.S. and the first organic…

Organic milk steers Marin farm production to record $101 million

In the two decades since the Straus Dairy in Marshall was the first in the West to become certified organic, most others in the region…

Straus Family Creamery: When Milk Isn’t Just Milk

Twenty years ago, Albert Straus challenged the very notion of “commodity milk” and since then, the dairy industry—in fact, the whole food industry hasn’t been…

Mindful Milk: A collaborative project to improve milk quality for dairy farmers in northern India

During a visit to California in 2011, Dr. Vandana Shiva, the globally renowned physicist, environmentalist and food-sovereignty activist from India, spent an afternoon at Albert…

close