A Fun Video

You will probably enjoy this video: http://www.infowars.com/milk-hits-the-fan-farmers-spray-eu-council-building-with-dairy-powder/ The outgoing Bush administration claimed that the “origin of livestock rule” was a top priority towards the end of their reign.  When taking the helm at the NOP Mr. Miles McEvoy made the same claim (oops ….  eight years after the Obama/Vilsack administration took control and I guess[…]

Congress to look at plant-based products with name “milk”

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and two dozen bipartisan congressional lawmakers have signed a letter sent to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf requesting the agency take action to investigate the use of the term “milk” by plant-based dairy brands. Of primary concern to these lawmakers and members of the conventional dairy industry is the[…]

Organic Ice Cream Demand on the Rise

While demand for organic ice cream is on the rise, it is still facing high competition from regular ice cream, according to Future Market Insights. The growth of the organic segment is supported by technological advancements in the field of cold chain infrastructure, refrigerated transport systems, storage facilities and equipment, as well as the introduction[…]

Yogurt Drinks are Flying

It seems that US consumers have cultured a love of yogurt drinks as the latest research from Mintelreveals that sales of yogurt drinks have grown a healthy 62 percent in the five years 2011-2016. A relative newcomer to the yogurt sector, yogurt drinks* are a standout in the yogurts market.  Indeed,between 2011 and 2016 dollar[…]

USDA REPORTS California Continues to Dominate Organic Sales with $2.4 Billion of $6.2 Billion

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products in 2015, up 13 percent from $5.5 billion in 2014.[…]

Organic milk sales on a tear

U.S. organic milk product volumes continue to increase in 2016 with sales for the first six months at nearly 1.1 billion pounds, up 5.6 percent, driven by sales volumes of organic whole milk, which are up 16.3 percent this year. After last year’s milk sales decline – the first since 2009 – the upturn in[…]

U.S. organic cheese sales up 15%

U.S. organic cheese sales grew about 15 percent last year to reach an estimated $570 million, according to a new market report from Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com. The report said the organic cheese segment grew by a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.5 percent between 2012 and 2015, and expects it to “continue to outperform the[…]

Abundant and Growing Supply

Organic West Milk has plenty of domestic milk available – so why buy from abroad? Recent USDA news story – WEEK OF JANUARY 11 – 15, 2016 Global factors are increasingly important when organic dairy is examined because organic dairy imports are increasingly a factor in meeting U.S. demand that isn’t met by domestic organic dairy[…]

Separate ‘organic’ category sought in FMMO

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) filed a request with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service, seeking a public hearing to amend the federal milk marketing order (FMMO) system. The request, filed in late September, seeks to identify organic dairy as a separate and distinct marketing and supply chain, and seeks to change how organic milk handlers meet[…]

Consumers shopping all-natural trust small, independent companies

LOS ANGELES – A new national consumer poll released by Instantly on Wednesday found that artificial ingredients in food products are a top concern for Americans and many do not trust large companies to produce all-natural alternatives. According to the study, 75% of Americans said that when it comes to producing all-natural products, they trust[…]