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Threemile Canyon Farms among winners of U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

An Oregon dairy was among the winners of the 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards announced Wednesday by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Threemile Canyon Farms was one of three dairies nationwide – and the only one on the West Coast – to receive the award for outstanding dairy sustainability.

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Our View: Agriculture a Big Tent

Oregon agriculture is a big tent. From the smallest acreage in Western Oregon to the largest ranch in Eastern Oregon, from the newest hemp farm in Central Oregon to the multi-generational grass seed operation in the Willamette Valley, and whether they follow conventional, organic or even biodynamic practices, they are all Oregon farmers.

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Money From Manure

A thousand miles separates Threemile Canyon Farms in Eastern Oregon, surrounded by high desert and sagebrush, from the crowded freeways of Los Angeles.

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Diverse Community of Dairies Thrives on Collaboration

When Louie Kazemier of Rickreall Dairy is looking to make an improvement on his farm, he prefers to do so with his eyes wide open. In the world of dairy, that means checking with others in the dairy industry – others who aren’t hesitant about sharing.

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A Farming Field Revolution for Healthy Soil

The cover crop is planted without tilling the soil, using special no-till equipment that penetrates through existing vegetation. In the spring, when it’s time to plant the corn again farmers plant it into the cover crop without tilling the soil.

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