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Names in the News: April 1, 2014 issue

Published on 31 March 2014

Names in the News

Tom Oelrichs
Mora, Missouri

Tom Oelrichs, who milks about 100 Holsteins with his brother and nephew, was interviewed for an article in The Gazette that explored the challenges of running a sustainable dairy in a state with a shrinking number of dairy farmers.



Click here to read The Gazette article.

Brad Bouma
El Paso, Texas

Before the farm bill finally passed, fourth-generation dairyman Brad Bouma was quoted by KJTV-TV of Lubbock in a story titled “Looming dairy cliff from the producer’s perspective.” Bouma spoke in favor of a policy that would move dairy closer to a free-market system.

Click here to read the KJTV-TV article.

Beverly Idsinga
Roosevelt County, New Mexico


Beverly Idsinga, whose family runs a dairy in Roosevelt County, was also approached by the media to comment on the expiring farm bill and the Dairy Security Act (DSA). Idsinga told the Albuquerque Journal that the DSA would stabilize the currently volatile market.

Click here to read the Albuquerque Journal article.