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“California Dairy Stories” videos further connect consumers with family farmers behind the Real California Milk Seal

Tracy, Calif., (August 25, 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 real California dairy families, was created to continue to connect consumers with the real people behind …

CDFA Utilizes California Climate Investment Funds To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions On California Dairies

Madera, Calif., (August 23, 2017) – Representatives from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week at Philip Verwey Farms in Madera to celebrate the installation of an on-farm anaerobic dairy digester. It was made possible by a $2.3 million grant from CDFA’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), which receives funding from …

Diversifying Operations to Stay in the Dairy Business

Diversifying Operations to Stay in the Dairy Business

Dairying in California is not easy, and it can be an economic nightmare sometimes with the constant fluctuations in milk prices. Nevertheless, dairymen don’t want to give up their livelihoods and noble responsibility in providing consumers with healthy dairy products. But to ensure they can continue to remain economically viable, many dairymen are diversifying their operations with alternative crops and …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: August

The August 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: Dairy Princess Makayla Toste – A Voice for the Dairy Industry Educating a Misinformed Public and Building Dairy Trust Prevelance of Salmonella In California Cull Cows Keep Your Feed Clean & …

Rabobank Creates Scholarships In Memory Of Tony Degroot

Fresno, Calif., (August 17, 2017) – The Ag One Foundation announced the creation of two Fresno State student scholarships sponsored by Rabobank N.A. in memory of Tony DeGroot, one of the area’s most respected and innovative dairy farmers. Each scholarship will provide one year’s full tuition and a $500 book stipend for a student in the Jordan College of Agricultural …

CDFA Accepting Applications For Grants To Provide Technical Assistance For Dairy And Livestock Operators Participating In The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

Sacramento, Calif., (August 10, 2017) – CDFA will begin accepting applications today from non-profit organizations, California academic institutions and California Resource Conservation Districts that provide technical assistance to grant applicants in the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). Applicants may apply for funding ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. They must meet several minimum requirements, including holding at least one technical assistance …

Working on Updating Your Animal Care Program for FARM 3.0?

Modesto, Calif., (August 9, 2017) – As most producers are aware, FARM Version 3.0 went into effect starting this year. Your processor most likely has communicated the changes in the program, but to re-cap, the largest changes for California dairies include having a signed Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) agreement with your veterinarian and ensuring that all dairy employees that …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (August 4, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Alfalfa fields are making excellent progress; and continue being irrigated, cut, and baled. Corn and sorghum for silage is still being cultivated and irrigated. The corn silage crop is …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (August 1, 2017) – The weather last week was hot and dry across the State. The summer monsoon across the southwest desert helped trigger some showers across the deserts last week, while additional pockets of moisture found their way into the Sierras and managed to produce a few scattered showers throughout the week. Rainfall was limited to Monday …

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