Caring for our natural resources

Northwest Dairy Association producers and Darigold employees are committed to taking care of our natural resources — not only because it's the right thing to do, but also to continue the legacy of multigenerational family farms.

As part of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact, we have pledged to reach climate neutrality by 2050. See the video below for one of the strategies that will help us get there.

Sunrise image of a field full of daffodils

Stewardship comes naturally to us

Stewardship comes naturally to us. We see it at our processing plants, where we cut energy and fuel use; in our employees — like Travis, and Veronica — and we see it in our Northwest Dairy Association producers and their children.
Earth Day 2021
A common kestrel carrying its prey

Using nature to humanely manage pests on dairies

Amber Adams-Progar, a Washington State University (WSU) cattle management specialist interested in humane bio-controls on farms teamed up with John and Karen Steensma of Lynden, Washington to study the use of kestrels to control invasive birds on Northwest dairies.
Biomimicry on northwest dairies
A water trough on farmland

How our Washington dairy conserves precious water

It’s going to take more than shorter showers to fix our water woes — something agriculturalists know all too well. That's why dairy farmers like Richard Ziehnert are so careful with their water consumption.
NDA water conservation strategies
Environmental Leadership

NDA Environmental Leadership

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