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Straus Dairy: Goal is to become carbon neutral this year

There are a lot of firsts in Albert Straus’ farming history. Straus Dairy Farm was the first certified organic dairy farm west of the Mississippi River, and Straus Family Creamery was the first certified organic creamery in the United States.

Why Does Organic Milk Cost So Much?

Epicurious - Photo by Travis Rainey, Prop Styling by Joseph De Leo

You’re strolling the aisles of your local market. You arrive at the cool, glowing refrigerator cases of the dairy section, poised to make a quick decision about what you’ll pour into your next glass of homemade boba or rich batch of pots de crème.

Organic Livestock Farmers, Hit by Rising Prices, Seek Help

AP photo_Lisa Rathke

Organic dairy and other livestock farmers are seeking emergency federal aid as they grapple with skyrocketing organic feed costs, steep fuel and utility expenses as well as the consequences of drought in many parts of the country.

A Sea of Hope

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Straus Family Creamery founder and CEO Albert Straus isn’t waiting. He plans to incorporate Brominata into the everyday diet at Straus Dairy Farm by the end of 2023, part of his goal to make the farm carbon neutral by that deadline.

Non-Homogenized Milk: An Introduction

barista making iced matcha beverage with straus milk

Milk is familiar to most of us. Not just a drink for children, it’s also often consumed by adults and is of course one of the key ingredients at cafés. But you may be unfamiliar with the processing that milk undergoes before reaching the market, and one such process is homogenization.

Carbon farming tackles California’s belching bovines

albert straus on the farm with cows

When it comes to climate change, cows have taken a reputational hit. These belching bovines have been villainized for releasing methane, a greenhouse gas with more than 25 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide.

Feeding Cows Seaweed Reduces Methane Emissions

The Straus Family Creamery, an organic dairy producer in Marin County, California, made headlines last fall after receiving approval from regulatory agencies to conduct a trial of a new seaweed-derived feed additive called Brominata.

Who will win the dairy carbon-neutrality race?

Thousands of dairy farms worldwide have worked to reduce carbon emissions over the last few years, if not for much longer, but only 4 have made a public commitment to being carbon neutral by a given date.

Red seaweed supplement achieves 52 percent methane reduction

Albert Straus, an organic dairy farmer in Marin County, California, made it his intention to look at how he could meet those goals and what it would take on his dairy farm to do just that. He wanted to be progressive, forward-thinking and a part of the solution.

Here’s where household water use is highest in California

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In 2021, an increasing number of water providers across California will be forced to prepare for water shortages as the state’s drought intensifies. For some locales, this could mean mandatory or voluntary restrictions on residential water use.

Seaweed Might Help Cows Go Green

Breanna Roque/UC Davis

When it comes to the bodies of humans and animals, there are a few functions that we’re usually discouraged from talking about. Specifically, the ones that involve releasing gas. (Yep, burps and farts.)

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