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What to do When ICE or OSHA Shows Up

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor California farmers have become quite the target for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Cal/OSHA visits.  Whether these visits are warranted or come by surprise, farmers should be prepared for them, based on the following suggestions offered by labor law attorney Stacy Henderson in this video. Enjoy our Ag video news?  Be sure to …

New Dairy Princess Crowned
 in Fresno County

Monserrat Vazquez of Fresno Selected as District 8 Dairy Princess Monserrat Vazquez of Riverdale was selected as the 2018 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) District 8. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 100 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Fresno. Retiring …

California Hosts 17th National Dairy Challenge

College dairy students – 235 in total – from 28 different states and Canadian provinces recently traveled to sunny California for the 17th annual Dairy Challenge.® This was the first time many of the students had visited a Western dairy, which provided extra intrigue and challenge in their task as a consultant team for a local dairy. Visalia, Calif., was …

Alfalfa Project Reports Massive Water Savings

The Alfalfa Project (TAP) recently released its environmental impact report of the last three years, sharing that water usage on alfalfa farms using its precision agriculture practices and subsurface drip irrigation dropped by nearly half. The 47% water savings totaled 3.1 billion gallons of water over three years on 1,100 acres during 2015-2016 and 1,430 acres during 2017 that took …

Tulare County Dairy Princess Coronation, June 15

Dairy Princess Coronation & Salute to Dairy, June 15 The Tulare Country Dairywomen and the Tulare Chamber of Commerce will host  the 33rd Annual Tulare County Dairy Princess Coronation. It is a collaboration between the Tulare County Dairywomen, the California Milk Advisory Board and the Tulare Chamber of Commerce to Salute the Dairy Industry. The evening will start at 6 pm with a social hour, followed by dinner at 7 pm. The new …

Students Benefit from Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. Scholarships

Thirty-five students benefit from Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. scholarships Thirty-five students demonstrating community involvement, academic performance and financial need will each receive a scholarship toward their higher education through Hilmar Cheese Company’s sixteenth annual scholarship program. The scholarship program has three categories: children of employees of Hilmar Cheese Company, children of the dairy farm families who ship milk to Hilmar …

CA Dairy 2017 Statistics Annual Report

California’s Dairy Industry in 2017 For California in 2017, compared to the previous year, total milk production was down 1.7 percent, the number of dairy cows declined 0.2 percent, milk per cow dropped 1.5 percent, and the number of dairies decreased by 4.4 percent. The 12-month average price paid to California producers for farm milk in 2017 was $16.50 per …

Spinose Ear Tick, a New CA Dairy Pest

Urgent Alert for California Dairy Producers with Freestall barns: you may have spinose ear tick on your dairy. Traditionally, ticks have not been a problem for California dairy producers; however, this particular tick species has been discovered recently on multiple dairies in the state. Watch this brief interview with UC Extension Entomologist Alec Gerry as he explains, and read more …

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