December 2018 summary of stories.
Apparently, #cheesecoffee is a new (literally) hot trend… not sure if I’m on board with this one… are you?
Another point for dairy on the ‘healthy diet’ board. This time, in the land down undah! Check out this Mediterranean diet focused article promoting dairy in a healthy lifestyle.
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) is an organization that assists U.S. dairy farmers by exporting dairy products. In 2018, the group topped over 131 million pounds in export sales of dairy products. Sharing dairy love all over the world!
U-S-A! U-S-A! The U.S. might just be the best cheese makers out there… the 89 medals speak for themselves.
Turns out, people will do or say anything for fame… or the chance at a Netflix documentary about how their life became very, very strange #fakenews.
President Donald J. Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill. Also, Trump’s signature is the first time (since 2002) a farm bill has been approved in the same year that the previous farm bill expired. Woo!
Gelato vs ice cream, explained… you’re welcome.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently kicked off a 12 month donation plan to food banks. 12-15 million gallons of fluid dairy milk will be donated over the next year. Milk is the most requested, but least donated, food at food banks. This could help!
Harrison Phillips has a lot of accomplishments on his list, like playing in the NFL and drinking a gallon of milk every day. The Buffalo Bill’s defensive tackle swears by chocolate milk as his go-to recovery drink. He also announced his team granting $5,000 to an elementary school so they could ” expand the school’s breakfast program and enhance its physical education program.” What a guy!
The world’s best cheese, a very prestigious honor, is from a Norwegian farmer. With 12 cows. It beat out 3,471 fierce competitors from 41 other countries… how does one apply to be a judge?
Students at Mizzou (who has earned the nickname mizz-moo), if you’re not taking big life event/milestone pictures with a dairy cow, you’re the one doing it wrong… seriously.
No #sundayscaries here, just late night grilled cheese cravings. Nomz.
Early December was been buzzing with recent changes to school lunches… Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue officially returned low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Supporters are happy that kids are not only getting a nutritious add, but also a tasty one. National Milk Producers Federation is hyped.
Meat and dairy don’t sound too scary... this Canadian based article explains why they believe that you should include both in a health conscious diet.
Michigan State University charged $10 for 30 min on cow snuggling. Why? So students can de-stress during finals. While students are there they also learn about the school’s dairy cows at the Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center.