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Employee Meal & Rest Period Violation Prevention (Farm Liability Series Part 1 of 3)

Farmers are some of the best people on the planet.  They work hard and do their very best to keep food on the table in homes all over the world.  Like anyone though, sometimes they make mistakes too and can overlook some of the ever-changing laws and requirements for their farm employees, and end up in court over violations that …

California Milk Advisory Board Announces 2019 Annual Meetings

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and CMAB CEO, John Talbot, invite all California dairy families to attend annual meetings this fall, held in each district throughout the state of California. At the meeting, attendees will learn about ongoing activities to promote California dairy. The meeting will highlight the 2020 plan, the new Enter the Golden State consumer campaign and …

National Cancer Institute Endorses Dairy Council of CA’s Nutrition Education

Dairy Council of California, a quasi-state government nutrition education organization committed to elevating the health and wellness of children and families, announced its fourth grade Nutrition Pathfinders program was accepted as a Research-Tested Intervention Program (RTIP) by the National Cancer Institute. NCI’s RTIPs is a searchable database that provides public health practitioners with easy access to evidence-based cancer control interventions and program materials. To …

Yin Rani Named Milk Processor Education Program Chief Executive Officer

The board of directors for the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) today announced the selection of Yin Rani as chief executive officer (CEO). Rani brings nearly 25 years of integrated marketing experience across consumer packaged goods companies and marketing agencies to the fluid milk promotion program. “The dairy industry has been strategically focused on transformation, and we are thrilled to …

BASF Launches Operation Weed Eradication to Help Growers Eradicate Weeds

BASF launched a new industry-wide initiative to eliminate on-farm weeds. Operation Weed Eradication calls on growers and partners to take action against troublesome weeds in their fields, through cultural practices, chemical control and enhanced diligence. Research by Stratus Ag shows that nearly 75 percent of growers nationwide are dealing with glyphosate-resistant weeds in their fields and today’s management practices are …

Lely North America Announces The 2019 Future of Dairy Scholarship

Lely North America is proud to present the Future of Dairy Scholarship Program for the fourth year. Five qualified students residing in either Canada or the United States are chosen annually to receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship. “Lely North America is excited to support the next generation of leaders to advance the dairy industry,” said Bellana Putz, Customer Sales Support …

New Signup Deadline for Dairy Margin Coverage is September 27

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), the program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when the difference between …

Friant Water Authority Shares Blueprint to Save Central Valley Farmland & Water

With the tasking demands of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act coming down on California farmers, a considerable amount of farmland will have to be retired and will have a severe economic impact on the Central Valley.  But there has to be a way to meet the demands of the state without devastating our farming communities.  Watch this brief interview with Friant …

Dairy Producers Must Sign-Up Before Sept. 20 for 2019 Coverage

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before Sept. 20, 2019. DMC offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price …

Farmer Member on CA Water Resources Control Board Urges Farmers

Although the California Water Resources Control Board may not be terribly popular amidst local farming communities due to recent actions that have not been in the best interests of agriculture, what you may not know is that there are farmers that sit on this board, including Dorene D’Adamo.  Watch this brief interview with Dorene as she explains that it will …

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