Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sorry I'm Late....

I have been running around like crazy, lately, and I apologize for the delay in posting. Between Fertrell deliveries, church meetings, a full time job and all my chores around the homestead, I have been really pressed for time. I am sorry. Now that that is out of the way, I thought I'd share a little news from Alan Nation's blog over at the Stockman GrassFarmer. I will continue with the series on the benefits of raw milk as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience.

Historic Organic Creamery At Risk

Tuesday, 24 March 2009
The New York Times reports that the CEO of Humboldt Creamery in Ferndale, California, Rich Ghilarducci, has disappeared after mentioning there might be some financial irregularities in the co-op. Now the survival of the 80 year old creamery which serves a premier organic grass dairying area is in jeopardy. The creamery is owned by 50 farmers in the Eel River Delta. The farmers have voted unanimously to defer the $2 million owed them for their January milk to keep the creamery operating. Feed suppliers have put the area’s farmers on a cash-on-delivery basis which has many scrambling to cut out grain supplementation. The creamery had recently raised $400,000 in a preferred stock offering but creamery executives insist it has all been spent.

1 comment:

Mandie said...

You are doing great! I know how busy it can be sometimes!!!! I do enjoy your posts. Thanks!!!!