In a matter of months, South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, Maryland, has provided solutions for two big challenges — a closed dairy plant and pandemic-fueled grocery disruption — and has positioned itself for an unexpected but promising new chapter in business.
Pennsylvania is home to roughly 5,730 dairy farms and a half million dairy cows. The majority of those dairy cows are Holsteins, with artificial insemination providing genetic enhancements to farmers who want to increase milk production. Indeed, many of the advances in production have result… Read more
Katie Dotterer-Pyle explained how the pandemic affected her farm during a Nov. 2 virtual conference presented by the University of Maryland’s Agricultural Law Education Initiative. Read more
The question for us, as well as anyone else involved in the production and processing of fluid milk beverages, is, “How do we convince our family, neighbors and friends that it is OK and there are good reasons to pay more for milk that comes from Pennsylvania cows and is processed in a location not too far from where they live?” Read more
A recent Lancaster Farming article by Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board attorney Doug Eberly provided an update on the Dean Foods situation and status of payments required under the Milk Producers’ Security Act of 1984 to individual producers and cooperatives. Read more