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Brent Wickstrom Receives 2019 Young Jersey Breeder Award

Brent Wickstrom, Hilmar, California, received one of six Young Jersey Breeder Awards given by the American Jersey Cattle Association in ceremonies June 28, 2019, during the association’s 151st Annual Meeting in Canton, Ohio. The Young Jersey Breeder Award is presented to individuals or couples who are at least 28 years old and under the age of 40 on January 1 of …

Dairy Cattle Resistant to Tuberculosis

Dairy Cattle Resistance to Tuberculosis

Infectious diseases are not conquered, but sometimes that’s our perception. The infectious microbial agents patiently await the right opportunity occurring at the intersection of multiple circumstances. Their unpredictability is their modus operandi, which often amplifies their adverse impacts. Scientists who study the incidence and spread of infectious diseases in animal populations (epidemiologists) emphasize that strategies aimed at preventing the establishment of …

More than 960 Food & Ag Groups Urge Congressional Ratification of USMCA

Today, organizations representing U.S. food and agriculture including the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) called on members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter sent to Congress, more than 960 groups representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain at the national, state and local levels called on Congress to support ratification of USMCA. The …

Images from Space could Help Farmers Grow Better Wheat Varieties

space technology for wheat crops

A team of researchers at Washington State University is putting satellites and drones to work in the hunt for better wheat varieties to help feed a growing world more sustainably. WSU scientists launched a new project this spring, developing techniques that let satellites and flying drones identify and study wheat varieties from overhead. The research is funded by a $500,000 …

Dairy-Containing Supplement Reduces Rates of Stunting in Babies Born in Resource-Poor Communities

Babies born in resource-poor rural and semi-rural communities have a high risk of stunting, that is, being born short for their gestational age. Rates as high as 60% have been documented in one indigenous population in Guatemala. Stunting at birth predicts increased infant and child mortality as well as ongoing growth retardation. Growth retardation in turn carries a higher risk …

What’s New in Silage Science?

Silage Science

What’s new in silage production science from seed to feed-out? How can every efficient step forward benefit your bottom line? Find out at the California Silage Conference, July 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legacy Ranch, Tipton, California. You’ll leave with more confidence in your silage making abilities. Learn about the latest in seed genetics and selection …

United Dairy Families of California Forms to Resolve Quota Dispute

June Dairy Story

On March 29, 2019 the Department received a petition to terminate the Quota Implementation Plan (QIP). Per the procedures for handling petitions, the Department has performed a review of the petition signatures and has determined that the twenty five percent (25%) threshold has not been achieved. Therefore, the petition will not be referred to the Producer Review Board. In calculating …

Dietitians Experience Cow to (Yogurt) Cup Tour

Dietitians experience yogurt tour

National Dairy Council (NDC), in partnership with Dairy Council of Arizona, recently organized a farm-to-table excursion for more than 30 dietitians who were in Scottsdale for the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium. NDC’s event – “From Farm to Yogurt: A Behind the Scenes Look at How Dairy Gets to You” – started with a tour of T&K Red River Dairy, owned …

The USDA Announces New Vision for Animal Genomics

New vision for animal genomics

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) blueprint, published today in Frontiers and Genetics, will serve as a guide for research and funding in animal genomics for 2018-2027 that will facilitate genomic solutions to enable producers to meet increasing future demands for animal products by a growing world population. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the National Institute for Food and …

California Milk Advisory Board 2019 Executive Committee Officers

the California Milk Advisory Board

For further information, please contact Jennifer Giambroni, Director of Communications (209) 690-8244, jgiambroni@cmab.net. About Real California Milk/the California Milk Advisory Board The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Departmentof Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,300 dairy families and is one of thelargest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. With a …

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