NDA's farmer-owners share a commitment to caring for the land, animals and people that make up their farm. Learn more about their environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives.

Stewardship Comes Naturally to Us

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Health & Welfare

NDA farmers implement advanced animal care principles to ensure the best possible conditions for their cows.
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Safety & Work


On dairy farms, the lines between owner-family-employee can blur because of the day-in day-out commitment it takes to get the job done. There is a level of pride and passion that makes dairy less of a job than a way of life.

NDA dairy farms promote labor practices that are designed around employees, ensuring greater satisfaction and work performance.
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Northwest Dairy Association farmers are leading environmental stewards.
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Quality & Safety

If we could summarize what we do in one word it would be: fresh. Our cows are milked and the milk is directly hauled to a Darigold plant each day. It can then be bottled or made into your favorite Darigold products and stocked in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery within as little as 48 hours.
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Our recent sustainability awards reflect farmers' dedication to innovation and environmental stewardship. We're proud of our awards, but we're even more proud of the people who are building a bright future for dairy and our communities.
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