dairy industry


If You've Bought Milk In the Past 14 Years, You May Be Eligible For This Settlement

Big Dairy has been ordered to pay $52 million in damages for colluding to fix prices on milk products by killing up to 500,000 cows. Residents of 15 states have until January 31 to collect.
Jelisa Castrodale

The Feds Are Buying $20 Million Worth of Cheese to Bail Out the Dairy Industry

Due to market factors, America has stockpiled 1.2 billion pounds of “natural American cheese” like Colby and Jack. We haven’t had a cheese surplus this large in 30 years, and the feds are acting to get rid of it.
Wyatt Marshall

America's Dairy Farmers Say Trump’s Mass Deportations Would Cripple Industry

America’s dairy farmers are speaking out and saying that Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants and somehow convince Mexico to pay for a wall would in fact bring the dairy industry to its milky knees.
Alex Swerdloff

Wisconsin Rattled to Its Core as Packers Quarterback Gives Up Cheese

Won’t somebody please think of the cows?!
Alex Swerdloff

A New Report Says Some British Dairy Cows Have Never Seen Sunlight

According to research from animal welfare charity World Animal Protection, intensive indoor dairy farming is on the rise in the UK, with at least 97 farms keeping cows inside all year-round.
Daisy Meager

Milk Is Now Officially Cheaper than Water in Germany

As unbelievable as it may sound, prices for milk in Germany have sunk so low that it’s actually cheaper to buy milk there than water.
Alex Swerdloff

America Has a Crippling Cheese Surplus

The surplus of cheese has been building up such that US cheese inventories at the end of March were the highest they’ve been since 1984.
Alex Swerdloff

People Are Trying to Figure Out How to Stop Greek Yogurt from Destroying the Planet

Dealing with acid whey has been a real problem for the Greek yogurt industry. But now, several innovative solutions are in the works.
Alex Swerdloff
food politics

Milk Prices Would Double in the US Without Immigrant Workers

Our milk supply would be totally, unequivocally screwed without immigrant workers. The complete loss of immigrant labor would cause one in six dairy farms in the US to shut down.
Alex Swerdloff

The UK Could Be on the Brink of an Ice Cream Shortage

Bust out your Che Guevara T-shirt and comfy protest pants, because the heroes that are Britain’s dairy farmers are getting pretty damn desperate.
Alex Swerdloff

Breast Milk Is the Blueprint for a New Cow Milk

a2 Milk from New Zealand contains a protein that the company says is easier to digest. They're calling it “the milk that might change everything.”
Lauren Rothman

Girl Eats Food: Ooh Baby, I like It Raw (Milk)

I hang out with dairy farmer Stephen Hook and his really chill cows to learn about unpasteurized milk, which can treat everything from eczema to asthma—and maybe even my lactose intolerance. Oh, and I also make some breast milk ice cream.
Jo Fuertes-Knight