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Changing to Grow: Expanding the Family Dairy Stauderman Farm, Groton, NY, owned and operated by Karl and Tiffany Stauderman

Changing to Grow: Expanding the Family Dairy Stauderman Farm, Groton, NY, owned and operated by Karl and Tiffany Stauderman

By Tamara Scully, NODPA News contributing writer

Karl Stauderman’s father, Philip, began the family business of farming on a small farm growing sweet corn and soybeans in New Jersey. After moving the family to Central New York, he continued to farm, switching from row crops to feeder pigs. That enterprise soon evolved into a heifer rearing outfit. In 1988, Philip began a dairy farm, operating out of a rented 38 cow tie stall barn. In 1994, a converted freestall barn with a flat stall milking parlor became home to the herd.

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posted to Featured Farms on Sat, Jan 28, 2023

USDA Announcement on Additional Assistance for Organic Dairy Farmers

USDA Announcement on Additional Assistance for Organic Dairy Farmers

Washington, D.C. – January 24, 2023 — Organic dairy farmers are in crisis due to drought, market consolidation, and skyrocketing energy and feed costs brought on by unstable global markets and inflation. NODPA, Organic Farmers Association (OFA), National Organic Coalition (NOC) and allies have been calling on Congress to provide emergency financial relief to organic dairy farmers to help offset the high cost of production before more farms go out of business. We were pleased to see report language requiring USDA to find sources of funding to help organic dairy farmers included in the federal spending bill that passed at the end of 2022. USDA’s Farm Service Agency fulfilled the mandate on time, announcing plans to distribute funding on Monday, January 23rd. USDA’s full announcement is posted here.

posted to Industry News on Thu, Jan 26, 2023

NODPA Responds to USDA Announcement

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance appreciates USDA for their Assistance to Organic Dairy Farmers and has some suggestions to Develop the Program.

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posted to Industry News on Thu, Jan 26, 2023

OFA Applauds USDA Announcement

OFA Applauds USDA Announcement

Organic Farmers Association Applauds USDA Announcement on Additional Assistance for Dairy Farmers

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posted to Industry News on Thu, Jan 26, 2023

Ask the Vet Column

Ask the Vet Column

We are excited to announce that Ask the Vet will become a regular column beginning in this issue of the NODPA News. We welcome Dr. Dayna Locitzer, DVM, and thank her for generously giving her time to answer your questions. Question: My veterinarian wants me to culture my cases of mastitis, what’s the point if we are organic and can’t treat?

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posted to Organic Production on Thu, Jan 26, 2023

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Score: What is it and why does it matter to me?

By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director

As part of a Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (DBIC) grant project, NODPA is working on a project to better understand what criteria, in addition to organic certification, organic dairy product buyers will be requiring of producers, to further distinguish them in the marketplace. This is being referred to as the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Score.

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posted to Industry News on Thu, Jan 26, 2023

Message from the NODPA Co-President

By Kirk Arnold NODPA Board Co-President

"A dollar saved is a dollar earned" as the saying goes. Unless it's not. I've been seeing much about cost cutting and feeding less grain with the high feed prices this past year. It makes me worried about being overly cost conscious and not margin conscious. (The sticker shock for a load of high protein feed can be real.)

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posted to Industry News on Thu, Jan 26, 2023

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