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2018 WUD Grassroots Elections – Your Voice Matters!

Modesto, Calif., (September 27, 2017) – Western United Dairymen (Western) is a grassroots advocacy organization –that only works when you lend your voice and raise your hand. We’re embarking on a new era of advocacy that starts with you –the member, and we’d love to have you join our strong team of volunteers and lend your voice to the largest …

Last PRB Meeting is Behind Us: Referendum Likely Coming to California Producers Next Month

Modesto Calif., (September 19, 2017) – That’s it, folks – the Producer Review Board (PRB) finally completed their recent mission to develop a recommendation outlining the criteria for a stand-alone producer funded quota program. The fourth and last meeting occurred on September 12, where the group of 15 dedicated producers reviewed the draft language alongside a myriad of written comments …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: September Issue

California Dairy Magazine Digital September Issue

The September issue of California Dairy Magazine is now available to read online! Read the latest California Dairy & Feed industry news and technology.  Here’s a peek of what’s inside: Faria Family Diversifies & Invests to Stay in the Business Racing to Complete Corn Harvest after Wind Storm Going to the World Dairy Expo? Hot Industry Topics Addressed in Expo Seminars Keeping …

Dairy Producers Can Enroll or Elect to Opt-Out for 2018 MPP Coverage

Washington, D. C., (September 14, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018. To …

Can Stockmanship training improve your bottom line?

Davis, Calif., (September 13, 2017) – Among other changes, your next FARM evaluation requires documentation of annual stockmanship training for employees. Certainly low-stress cattle handling has been around for decades, with pioneers like Bud Williams and Temple Grandin describing basic behaviors like flight zones and point-of-balance. With employee training time at a premium however, producers may justifiably wonder “Does stockmanship …

New Keith Bolsen Silage Safety Foundation Announced

Keith Bolsen Silage Safety Foundation CalAgNet

Dr. Keith and Ruthie Bolsen announce the new Keith Bolsen Silage Safety Foundation. The non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting safe bunker silo and silage pile management, and providing safety educational resources and materials for the global silage industry. Send everyone home safe!   Keith and Ruthie’s mission is to promote safe silage. As The Silageman™, Keith has had his …

California Dairy Families Tell the Real People Story of California Milk in New Social Series

Real California Milk

“California Dairy Stories” videos further connect consumers with family farmers behind the Real California Milk seal TRACY, Calif. (August 17, 2017) – Family, hard work and responsibility are all key themes that come through in “California Dairy Stories”, a new social media series launched today by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB). The series, which captures short day-in-the-life moments from …

Keeping Cows Cool With Less Water and Energy

Keeping Cows Cool CalAgNet California Dairy Magazine

Davis, Calif., (September 12, 2017) – Innovative cooling technologies tested on dairy cows at the University of California, Davis, are addressing the long-standing challenge of keeping dairy cows cool in heat-stressed California. Standard livestock cooling methods, such as fans and sprinkling cows with water, require significant amounts of electricity and water. The new technologies, being tested at UC Davis by …

Dairy Producers Can Enroll or Elect to Opt-Out for 2018 MPP Coverage

Washington, D. C., (September 8, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018. “Secretary …

2017 Alfalfa and Forage Field Day

Parlier, Calif., (September 5, 2017) – Please come join us for this year’s Alfalfa and Forage Field Day on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The event will be held at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located at – 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., Parlier, CA 93648. Here is the agenda for your review: 7:30 AM – Registration 8:00 – TRAM …

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