Goodness from grass to glass. This did not sit well with some farmers…You have farmers selling milk against us.”. Organic Valley Milk Fat Free ‹‹ Back. Donate now and all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar. It’s too bad farmer has to be pitted against farmer. : Product Removal Information – Organic Valley Chocolate Milk Protein Shake.  These efforts have placed the organization in the Top 30 On-site Generation list by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In March 2016, construction was completed on a second 200,000 square foot office building on the Cashton campus in order to accommodate continued growth of the organization. Organic Valley markets products such as milk, cheese, eggs, soy, protein shakes, butter, yogurt, organic snack items, and more. , In 2019, total annual sales for Organic Valley reached an estimated $1.1 billion. In March 2019, Siemon stepped down as CEO and the board of directors selected Robert Kirchoff, former chief business officer, as interim CEO. © 1999-2020 Grist Magazine, Inc. All rights reserved. The board of directors then decided the matter with its narrow vote.  What began as a group of Wisconsin family farms selling their produce soon expanded into the production and local distribution of vegetables, and dairy products. The company claims its cows are happier, healthier and make better milk because they spend more time outside in grassy pastures.  Restructuring also led to a mixture of nearly 100 layoffs and retirements including the departure of 14 farmer-members.. The issue of raw milk isn’t fading, unfortunately, It continues to arouse all kinds of strong emotions as demand inexorably expands. No one knows how many of its dairies sell raw milk, but 10% seems a conservative estimate, according to co-op insiders. Keep refrigerated 33-40 degrees F for best quality. Grist is powered by WordPress.com VIP. Under the Organic Prairie brand, the cooperative markets organic beef, pork, chicken, and turkey products. The cooperative also created new packaging for its white milk half-gallons and Good to Go single-serves featuring the Milk Life Team USA logo. As a nonprofit, we rely on reader support to help fund our award-winning journalism. It has established no fewer than four special committees to consider the subject over the last year, and a couple weeks ago, its Dairy Executive Committee divided 20 in favor and 20 against prohibiting members from selling raw milk. (Grist just ran a taste test that included Organic Valley’s ultra-pasteurized line and a New England’s raw version, with surprising results.). All Organic Valley milk, cheese, butter, half & half and whipping cream are crafted from the milk of cows that are humanely raised on the green pastures of small family farms—without the use of antibiotics, synthetic hormones or toxic pesticides. Organic Valley hit $1.1 billion in sales in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, McMullen says. “It came to our attention because of farmers [complaining],” says Travis Forgues, a Vermont dairy farmer and a member of the board who voted to boot dairies that persist in selling some of their milk unpasteurized. , United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Co-founder of Organic Valley leaves the company", "CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley) Annual Report 2018", "Organic Prairie - Organic Beef, Pork, Chicken & Turkey | Organic Prairie", "Organic Valley nears $1 billion in sales", "Organic Valley – The Truest Meaning of Organic", "Organic Valley posts record sales, 193 percent profit leap", http://www.organicvalley.coop/newsroom/about-organic-valley/, "Organic Valley celebrates surge to billion-dollar year, with even greener pastures on horizon", "Grand opening this week for Organic Valley's new Cashton office building", http://www.groceryheadquarters.com/Whats-New/MilkPEP-Sponsors-Team-USA-and-Taps-Organic-Valley-to-Create-Special-Packaging/, "Organic Valley will buy the Farmers Creamery Cooperative facility in Oregon", "Organic Valley and Dean Foods Joint Venture "Open for Business, "Organic Valley's CALF building allows space to multitask", "Organic Valley exceeds $1.1 billion in sales for fourth consecutive year", http://www.organicvalley.coop/about-us/our-cooperative/our-leaders/c-e-i-e-i-o/, http://issuu.com/organicvalley/docs/cropp-2014-sustainabilityreport-fin?e=7846503/12192823, http://www.organicvalley.coop/newsroom/press-releases/details/article/organic-valley-and-gundersen-health-system-break-ground-on-cashton-greens-wind-farm-wisconsins-fi/, http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/top30onsite.htm, "Organic Valley will be "100 percent renewable" by 2019", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Organic_Valley&oldid=963765708, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 June 2020, at 17:38. It merges 72 co-op members in Oregon and Washington. Price Foundation, which aggressively promotes raw milk consumption, recommends Organic Valley butter as a good alternative to members who don’t have access to raw butter. People often ask what makes Organic Valley milk so much better. , In March 2017, Organic Valley announced the creation of Organic Valley Fresh, a 50:50 joint venture with Dean Foods to expand the brand's presence by leveraging Dean Foods' extensive distribution network.