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California Dairies, Inc. Names Brad Anderson President & CEO

California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), today announced the selection of Brad Anderson as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 1, 2020.  Anderson, who currently serves as the cooperative’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), is succeeding Andrei Mikhalevsky, who has served as President and CEO since 2012 and recently announced his retirement from CDI at the end of 2019. …

California Dairy Organizations Collaborate on Process to Address State’s Quota Program

Today, the United Dairy Families of California, California Dairies, Inc., Land O’Lakes, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America and the STOP QIP organization announced a multi-phase process aimed at soliciting and analyzing industry input on California’s historic quota program. Included in this process is a series of meetings, starting later this month, open to all dairy producers and interested parties. These …

Fuel Up to Play 60 Celebrates 10-year Anniversary at Annual Summit

Fuel Up to Play 60, a program created by the dairy checkoff and National Football League (NFL) to improve health and wellness in schools across the country, celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its annual student ambassador summit, July 16-19 in Cleveland. The summit brought together 264 students and 124 educators from 45 states to exchange ideas and become further inspired about Fuel …

Agricultural Leaders Announce Support For USMCA

Agricultural Leaders Announce Support For USMCA

Agricultural leaders around the Central Valley announced their support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, referred to as the USMCA and call upon Congress to act quickly and to vote on the agreement.  The USMCA would replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and offers Agricultural more opportunities. The Agricultural Industry plays a vital role in California’s economy. …

USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019. “Times have been especially tough for dairy farmers, and while we hope producers’ margins will increase, the Dairy Margin Coverage program is …

Interim Market Administrator Updates Dairy Producers on FMMO in California

The Federal Milk Marketing Order in California has been in place for several months now, but are dairy producers really making more than they would have under the previous state-run pricing system?  Watch this brief interview with Cary Hunter, Interim Market Administrator for the CA FMMO for more details.  Read more in California Dairy Magazine.

Could CA Farmers Lose CalEPA & Science-Based Pesticide Regulation?

Anti-pesticide sentiment has never been more prevalent, as California courts and anti-agricultural organizations frighten the public with non-science based claims of the harmful effects of crop protection materials such as glyphosate.  What farmers need to understand though now, is that much more than glyphosate is currently at stake.  The legislature is now being pressured to change the whole pesticide regulatory …

EPA Registers Long-Term Use of Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Pollinator Protection

Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Pollinator Protection

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor— an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts. After conducting an extensive risk analysis, including the review of one of the agency’s largest datasets on the effects of a pesticide on bees, EPA is approving the use of sulfoxaflor on alfalfa, …

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