Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District

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California drought: North Bay organic dairies desperate

California drought: North Bay organic dairies desperate

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.

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