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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…

Discovering mutual challenges and goals among dairy farmers in Northern India & Northern California

What do dairy farmers in Northern India have in common with dairy farmers in Northern California? Quite a bit. While environmental and cultural contexts are…

A dairy farmer’s tale: “With organic, there is so much less to worry about”

Richard Hughes, a Sonoma County dairy farmer of more than 50 years, spoke along with Albert Straus, this past January, on a panel at the…

Update on the California Drought and the Straus Dairies

Slowly but surely, Northern California is starting to “look like normal” after much needed rainfalls in the last few weeks. The grass has finally started…

California Drought and Straus Family Creamery

Last week’s rainfalls were a great relief, but there is no doubt that we are still in the thick of the worst drought California has…

Highgrove farm to Petaluma

For Albert Straus, the beginning of fall started off with a trip to a conference in the United Kingdom in September. Patrick Holden, the Founding…

The True Time of Food Production

In discussions on organic agriculture and food production, we often hear about the “true cost of food”. But there’s an additional “food truth” we want…

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