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Names in the News: November 1, 2013 issue

PD Staff Published on 31 October 2013

Names in the News

Dimock Farms
Peru, New York

Dimock Farms, a third-generation dairy farm in Peru, New York, was mentioned by newspaper outlet Denton Publications for an open house the dairy was holding as part of a joint effort with Cabot Creamery Cooperative, of which the dairy is a member.



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John Rooney and Pete James
Weybridge, Vermont

John Rooney and Pete James, co-owners of a 550-cow dairy called Monument Farms in Weybridge, Vermont, were quoted in an article by the Addison County Independent. The article explored the impact on dairy farmers of the recent government shutdown and expiring farm bill.

Although Monument Farms does not rely heavily on programs like the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) because it sells milk direct to consumers, Rooney is still concerned about the farm bill. “As much as I think we live in a vacuum, we’re part of the big picture.”

Bob Foster of Foster Brothers Farms in Middlebury, Vermont, was also quoted. He said the effect of the shutdown will depend on how long it lasts.

Click here to read the Addison County Independent article.


Craig Caballero
Eloy, Arizona

The Tri-Valley Dispatch featured second-generation dairyman Craig Caballero of Caballero Dairy Farms LLC, located in Eloy, Arizona. The focus of the article was the technology allowing dairies to consolidate and manage larger herds. Caballero Dairy Farms milks 3,800 cows a day, up from the 1,700 a day milked in 2006; Caballero’s father milked 400 cows in 1969.

Click here to read the Tri-Valley Dispatch article. PD