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Fire Threatens Rogue Creamery Farm

Anyone who has been under an evacuation warning this year knows how hard it is to get ready to leave. It's exponentially more difficult to relocate an entire farm.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 6:56 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Anyone who has been under an evacuation warning this year knows how hard it is to get ready to leave. It's exponentially more difficult to relocate an entire farm.

Rogue Creamery had to deal with exactly that scenario just a couple weeks ago. Their organic dairy in Grants Pass had been under an evacuation level two and the farmer there said he could see flames. The fire was only three miles away.

So they prepared everything in case they needed to leave at any moment. One caveat, the only place they could take their cows was to another organic farm.

Fortunately, they're part of Organic West Milk, Inc., a network of farms that jump into action at a moments notice.

Brian Moss, the production manager at Rogue Creamery explained what is needed. "It really takes the commitment and the communication of all the farms," he detailed. "Knowing that at any time in the summer on the West Coast as we know it now, all of our families and our animals can be evacuated at a minute's notice."

Rogue Creamery says it's committed to the safety of it's animals and farmers. It also says it's committed to providing quality organic products.

They'll be ready at a moment's notice should any new fires threaten their farms.

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