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American Dairy Coalition Supports Immediate Return to Previous Class I Formula Pricing Until New Milk Pricing Options are Examined

“We are in the midst of a modern-day dairy crisis magnified by a Class I pricing change in the 2018 Farm Bill. This system cannot adapt to market conditions and thus is not fairly compensating our dairy farmers. The formula change is a symptom of larger problems in a system that is confusing, convoluted and difficult to understand. We need …

Fuel Up to Play 60 Begins School Year with ‘Fresh’ Approach, Promoting Dairy

The dairy checkoff is positioning the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program in a fresh way to help students and educators navigate the school year. Many teachers are looking for ways to engage students through curriculum and digital learning with an emphasis on wellness for minds and bodies. To meet these needs inside and outside the classroom, Fuel Up …

Dairy Associations Urge Additional White House Action on Ports Crisis

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) joined several other organizations urging the Biden administration to take additional steps to alleviate the ongoing ports crisis in a letter sent today to the White House from a coalition of 77 agriculture and food associations. Since early 2021, dairy and other agriculture exporters have been facing …

Dairy and Almond Groups Partner on Healthy Soils Research

Building healthy soils has tremendous benefits. Increasing the amount of organic matter within the soil can improve water retention and protection, reduce erosion, sequester carbon, and improve crop yields. Increasing water scarcity and severe drought conditions make boosting soil resilience an even greater priority for California. Researchers are exploring how the environmental benefits of healthy soils initiatives can extend even …

National Dairy Council’s New Product Competition Focuses on Gamers

The 10th annual National Dairy Council (NDC) New Product Competition seeks the next innovative dairy product from U.S. college students. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete by developing innovative dairy-based products for gamers. Successful entries will meet competition criteria, demonstrate innovation and provide value to consumers. This competition is an opportunity for students to develop products that are …

CA Farm Water Crisis – The Big Picture with Aubrey Bettencourt

California farmers were already in a tight water supply situation before this dry year began. With water curtailments, SGMA implementation, settlement agreements and little progress in water infrastructure improvements, farmers have a lot of concerns regarding the future of their livelihoods. Watch this brief video with Aubrey Bettencourt as she provides the big picture of where agriculture currently stands in …

Animal Ag Community Urged to be Aware of Discussions Among Animal Rights Activists

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report today detailing observations from the Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit held virtually August 2 – 8. The event was organized and hosted by California-based animal sanctuary Animal Place, which advocates for a vegan lifestyle. The key claims and takeaways from this virtual event included the following: people within positions of wealth and power need …

Update on New Korean Dairy Certificate

USDA Foreign Ag Service — This is an update to the Republic of Korea’s export certificate requirements for dairy products including those containing eggs such as ice cream. Effective July 1, 2021, Korea requires dairy export certificates issued by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for dairy products originated from the United States. Prior to July 1, 2021, Korea accepted manufacturer statements in …

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Accepting Applications for Forward Scholarship

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is excited to offer, for the seventh consecutive year, the Lallemand Forward Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The 2021 program offers: two $2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one $3,000 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine scholarship, one $3,000 master’s program scholarship and one $3,000 doctoral scholarship. Applications are open to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada. “Over …

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