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Nichole Morgan Confirmed to CA State Water Board, Dorene D’Adamo Reappointed

The State Water Resources Control Board recently had two notable developments regarding its membership, including a historic confirmation: Nichole Morgan, a civil engineer  with an extensive background in water policy and regulation, was confirmed by the state Senate. And Vice-Chair Dorene D’Adamo, currently the longest tenured board member and an attorney with vast experience in environmental issues, was reappointed to …

April USDA Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for April 2022, which are effective April 1, 2022. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs. Operating, Ownership and Emergency Loans FSA offers farm ownership and …

FDA Resources for Supply Chain Disruption Assistance in Food & Ag

The FDA has been working closely with the food industry and other government partners throughout the pandemic to continuously monitor the impact of COVID-19. We understand the severe impact the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is having on the food and agriculture industry, including the health and safety of workers and their families. Labor shortages, transportation challenges, packaging shortages, international import delays …

National Mastitis Council to Gather Milk Quality Experts in CA for Annual Meeting

Come and explore “Future Frontiers” at the 61st National Mastitis Council (NMC) Annual Meeting, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Town and Country Resort, San Diego. This event will help the global dairy industry capitalize on available strategies to prevent, treat and control mastitis, enhance udder health and foster animal welfare. Given the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel …

Partnership Sales Growth, Gen Z Focus Among 2021 Dairy Highlights

Checkoff foodservice partners continued to grow sales of U.S. dairy foods and more domestic dairy headed into the international marketplace. There also were increased efforts to connect with the valued Gen Z consumer and dairy’s sustainability journey reached new levels. These and other results are some of Dairy Management Inc.’s top checkoff highlights from 2021. Despite a year with continued …

Westlands Water District Provides Families in Huron with Food for the Holidays

Yesterday, employees of Westlands Water District, along with Westside Family Preservation Services Network, were privileged to participate in a food distribution program donating fresh food to families in Huron. This distribution was made possible, in part, because of an expanded donation from Westlands Water District to the Central Valley Food Bank. In partnership with volunteers and community organizations, Westlands’ staff …

How Extreme Weather Affects Ag and Wine Production Keynote Address at 2022 Unified Symposium

With so much attention paid to climate change, the 2022 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium this January has appropriately recruited the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) climate director to open the prestige three-day event. As Unified’s Tuesday luncheon keynote speaker, Dr. Steven Ostoja, director of the USDA California Climate Hub, will offer his  insights into how a changing climate …

61 Million Acres Voluntarily Conserved in America, Land Trust Census Reveals

The Land Trust Alliance released a new report today finding that 61 million acres were conserved by land trusts as of year-end 2020 — an increase of more than 15 million acres since 2010. This gain comes as the nation embraces a proposal from the scientific community to conserve 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030, a goal …

National Pollinator Protection Campaign Honors California Almond Industry

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) on Tuesday presented its Business for Bees Sustainability Award – an honor reserved for standout organizations that go above and beyond to support pollinators – to the Almond Board of California (ABC) and the state’s almond farmers. “This is about their long-term dedication to supporting all pollinators in their orchards and throughout our ecosystem,” …

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