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Water-Smart Dairy: Farmers conserve and protect water using precision technologies

More than 20 dairy farmers across California have been pioneering the use of subsurface drip irrigation to grow feed crops, including corn, wheat, and alfalfa. By working with innovative companies and non-governmental organizations, dairy farmers have helped take sustainable farming to the next level. They are reducing water use by 47 to 67% and improving groundwater protection. Their collective efforts …

Senate Bill Changes Soda to Milk or Water for Kids Meals in CA Restaurants

CA Senator Monning has spearheaded a bill currently pending the governor’s approval mandating that all restaurants in the state offer healthier beverages like water and milk as the default for kids meals, rather than soda. Designed to address increasing childhood obesity issues and improve children’s diets, California dairy producers are also excited about the potential this has to increase milk …

UCCE Manure Nitrogen Study Update in Dairy Feed Crops

It takes time for the nitrogen found in dairy manure water to become available to feed crops out in the field, and as dairy producers don’t want to under or over fertilize their feed crops, the UC Cooperative Extension is conducting a research trial to find out more regarding how manure water interacts in the soil with plant root systems. …

CA Milk Processor Board & GALLEGOS United Launch Multi-Million Dollar Ad Campaign

“You Can Always Count on Milk” Targets California’s Influential Millennial Consumers The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of got milk?, together with lead agency-of-record GALLEGOS United, today is launching “You Can Count on Milk,” a new $16-million-dollar, statewide advertising initiative. Aimed at millennial families throughout California, the culturally-attuned campaign highlights universal truths about the everyday challenges kids face in …

CA Milk Advisory Board Announces New Dairy Princess Representatives

Young Dairy Leaders to Serve as Advocates on Behalf of Dairy Industry The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently welcomed the 2018-2019 class of Dairy Princess representatives for a three-day session to launch their year of service as California dairy industry advocates. Nineteen Dairy Princesses and Alternates from Districts 1 to 9 attended the Dairy Princess Training in July where …

Straus Family Creamery Unveils Organic Barista Milk for Culinary Professionals

The first-of-its-kind product with higher fat content delivers a creamy, indulgent organic milk experience from pasture-fed dairy cows Straus Family Creamery introduces its Organic Extra Rich Barista® Milk for specialty coffee and tea industry professionals who care as much about the origin of their dairy as they do their coffee beans and tea leaves. The Extra Rich milk makes its …

Dairy Challenge Elects New Leadership

North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) recently elected new leadership, including one new board member and several new board officer appointments.  As described in the NAIDC mission statement, the board focus is to “Develop tomorrow’s dairy leaders and enhance the progress of the dairy industry, by providing education, communication and networking among students, producers, and agribusiness and university personnel.” Newly …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Names Beth Ford President & CEO

The Land O’Lakes, Inc. Board of Directors recently announced its selection of Beth Ford as President and CEO of one of the nation’s largest food and agricultural cooperatives and #216 on the Fortune 500. Ford assumes leadership of the company following the retirement of Chris Policinski. Ford has assumed the role of President and CEO effective August 1, 2018. Ford …

International Symposium on Milk Genomics & Human Health

November 13-15, 2018 Sacramento, California Program The three-day event is presented by the International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) under the organization of the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF), and the local organizing committee. It brings together international experts in nutrition, genomics, bioinformatics and milk research to discuss and share the outcomes and implications of the latest discoveries in scientific research …

Dairy Students Selected for California Milk Advisory Board Internship Program

Fourth generation dairy producer Tony Lopes of Gustine and third generation producer Jeremiah Tiemersma of Visalia have been selected to serve as international interns in a new program from the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the promotional arm of the state’s dairy farmers. The interns, selected from students enrolled in agriculture-related programs at colleges and universities throughout the state, were …

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