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Names in the News: Longs Peak Dairy, Marty DeHoog and Birchrun Hills Farm

Published on 24 February 2015

Names in the News

Longs Peak Dairy
Pierce, Colorado
The Greeley Tribune recently published a feature story about Longs Peak Dairy in Weld County, Colorado. The newspaper wanted its readers to know that much of the milk available for purchase at area grocery stores is produced close to home, at operations like Longs Peak Dairy. The dairy began with 40 milking cows in 1968 and has grown to 4,800 milking cows.

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Click here to read the Greeley Tribune article.

Marty DeHoog
Seward, Nebraska
KCUR radio in Kansas City, Missouri, explained why some dairies have relocated from California to the Midwest. The piece featured Marty DeHoog, a third-generation dairyman from California’s Chino Valley who recently relocated his farm to eastern Nebraska due to California’s increased urbanization. DeHoog is currently renting a dairy in Seward, Nebraska. He hopes to build a new farm eventually.

Click here to read the KCUR radio article.

Birchrun Hills Farm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Sue and Ken Miller of Birchrun Hills Farm, an 80-cow dairy near Philadelphia. The article’s focus was the family’s decision to create added-value products from their dairy’s milk, specifically, six raw milk cheeses sold at regional natural food stores and farmers’ markets.

The Millers sell milk to Wawa and Land O’Lakes, but they say it was the cheeses that helped save their farm. The article reads: “About nine years ago, declining milk prices and rising costs had Miller and her husband, Ken, worried they might lose the small farm they hoped one day to pass on to their two sons. Like other small dairy operators across the country, the first-generation farmers decided they needed to innovate to survive.”

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Click here to read the Philadelphia Inquirer article. PD

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