North Bay Organic Dairies Suffer From Drought

12 Feb

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-North-Bay-organic-dairies-5229822.php

“Organic cows must forage on organic pasture, pasture that by definition must be within a cow’s walking distance from the milking barn. Thanks to the drought, there is virtually no pasture in Marin and Sonoma counties – and without locally grown pasture, a farm can’t keep its organic certification.”

Interesting piece about how the drought is complicating organic dairy farming in  Northern California even worse than non-organic farming.

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