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New Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Address Labor Shortages on Dairy Farms

New Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Address Labor Shortages on Dairy Farms

The American Dairy Coalition (ADC) supports a new federal bill that has been introduced by Congressmen Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) and John Joyce (R-PA) to expand the current H-2A visa program, allowing for its use by dairy farmers. The bill will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, making it suitable for the year-round labor needs of the dairy industry by allowing …

Hageman Elected as Board President of World Dairy Expo

Hageman Elected as Board President of World Dairy Expo

World Dairy Expo leaders elected officers at the annual March meetings of the Board of Directors, Commercial Exhibitor Committee and Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee. Comprised of dairy producers, business professionals and Expo exhibitors, these groups were also charged with setting new initiatives for the 2019 World Dairy Expo, October 1 through 5, during their respective meetings. The Commercial Exhibitor Committee …

California Dairy Districts Seek Ambassadors to Serve in 2019

California Dairy Princesses

Each year, a special group of young women are selected to represent the state’s more than 1,300 dairy farm families who contribute to making California number one for milk production in the U.S. These Dairy Princess ambassadors and alternates are selected during events at Districts throughout the state, where they showcase speaking skills, knowledge of dairy and plans to represent …

Cows and the Environment: A California Perspective

By: Dairy Cares There has been a recent surge of efforts to drastically change dietary choices in the name of environmental protection. These efforts often share a flawed approach, citing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission statistics, to create alarm and encourage decreased consumption of meat, dairy, and other livestock products. They falsely imply that raising livestock, no matter where or …

Professional Basketball All-Star Al Horford Tips Off 2019 With ‘BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK’™ Campaign

Al Horford

Horford Shares His Recovery Secret in New National Marketing Campaign WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Professional basketball All-Star, Al Horford, has a strong history of battling in the paint, both offensively and defensively. A true triple-threat – scoring, rebounding and assisting – Horford has continuously played at a high level, earning the right to be named an All-Star five …

Class for 2019 Jersey Youth Academy

jersey cows

Jonathan Merriam, President of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), recently announced the class for the sixth Jersey Youth Academy, July 14 to 19 in Columbus, Ohio. “The 36 young people from 17 states selected for this class exemplify the many talented, interested Jersey youth across the United States that our organization wants to encourage to pursue careers in the …

Unnecessary Trade War Risks Irreparably Damaging U.S. Dairy

Unnecessary Trade War Risks Irreparably Damaging U.S. Dairy

By Laurie Fischer, CEO, American Dairy Coalition Mexico imports nearly a quarter of the U.S. dairy industry’s exports annually. It’s a critical $1.4 billion marketplace. And it’s one that President Trump continues to risk damaging permanently — and unnecessarily. Locked in a trade war since May, Mexican leaders are setting aside American business connections that took decades to build as our …

New Restrictions for Chlorpyrifos (e.g. Lorsban) Use What Does this Mean for California Alfalfa Growers?

Alfalfa

An important change has come to California insect management for alfalfa and other crops. As of January 1, 2019, new restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos (e.g., Lorsban and other products) for alfalfa have been imposed. This is likely to impact growerpractices and strategies to address pest resistance issues. According to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, DPR), chlorpyrifos can …

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