The Windham Foundation in Vermont has been given a proposal that encourages keeping the Retreat Farm, which was once owned by Brattleboro Retreat, open for business. Under the proposal, presented by the Brattleboro Agriculture Advisory Committee, the farm would produce cheese from a herd of Jersey cows and have the option to run the existing petting zoo.
Selling its door-to-door dairy service to rival Dairy Crest appears to have benefited Arla Foods UK, which has subsequently seen significant growth recently. The company was also warned by parent group Arla Foods to improve business.
Bloggers are focused on health, taste and environmental impact when shopping for organic foods, according to a study of blogs by Umbria Inc. Whole Foods and Wild Oats are the two organic retailers mentioned most often in blogs, but both Safeway and Trader Joe's are receiving growing attention.
An additional $131,725 worth of Grow Wisconsin Dairy Team grants have been allocated to six Wisconsin dairies. The grants are intended to encourage local dairy growth and expand community economic impact.