Thriving Farms

Farmers are our past, present, and future.

Thriving Farms

Thriving Farms are essential to our future.

Not only for our co-op and community, but for the food we eat. That’s why we're helping farmers to be more efficient, economically sound, and viable for generations.

For a farm to thrive, it has to be nimble.”

—Joe Rocha, Tillamook Farmer-owner

With all of the headwinds facing farmers today, farming can be challenging. Yet, farmers have the grit and adaptability to overcome those challenges. And we’re right there with them, investing in their well-being and their ongoing, intergenerational success.

The Seals have been farming for multiple generations.
A farmer amongs her cows.
Our farmers work hard, and we work hard for them.

HOW WE HELP OUR FARMER-OWNERS THRIVE

Paying generous milk prices.

As a co-op, we pay our farmer-owners milk prices that are well above market value. And, we pay a premium for milk quality to encourage continuous improvement.

Farming is in their blood. Three generations of the Martin family divide and conquer the daily tasks of dairy farming.

Sharing annual earnings.

Each year, we make farmer-owner distributions based on our earnings. This means that, regardless of market conditions, business earnings go back into farmers' pockets.

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Promoting continuous improvement.

From farm evaluations to technical assistance to grants and loans, doing dairy right means paying attention to every detail that impacts productivity.

Columbia River Dairy, LLC, employee uses modern machinery to improve cows’ access to nutritious feed.

Thriving Farms are our future.

Farmers continue to be at the heart of all we do, from providing us with high-quality milk to governing our business. As a co-op founded by a collection of farmers, Thriving Farms are our future.

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