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Improving Dairy Animal Welfare Through Genetically Dehorning Cows

While dehorning dairy cattle is performed for their own health and safety, it can be a painful and cumbersome process for both the animal and the dairy producer.   This practice could be a thing of the past though as researchers have been able to successful isolate and modify this gene to breed hornless cattle.  Watch this brief interview with …

NRCS Incentive Funding for On-farm Groundwater Recharge Projects

As drought conditions persist in California, farmers are making the most of every drop of water they use. However, there may be more they can do during the rainy season to put water back into the ground with assistance of the USDA-NRCS.  Watch this brief interview with California Water Quality Specialist Wendy Rash to find out. Please thank this video’s …

The Facts on San Joaquin Valley Water Use & Realigning Priorities Amidst Drought

In a panel discussion titled, “Water: What Real, What’s Not, What’s Next” at the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Friant Water Authority CEO Jason Phillips shares his views on solutions to California’s water crisis based on the reality of the San Joaquin Valley’s water supply and use. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

What Ag Employers Should Know about Firing Employees

When is it appropriate to fire an employee and how should you go about doing it properly to prevent negative repercussions? At the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Stacy Henderson, Almond Alliance’s go-to attorney for ag labor law, shared some key insights every ag employer should know. Watch this brief video with Stacy as she explains. Please thank …

Replacing Corn with Drought Tolerant Sorghum Forages

As drought conditions persist in California, dairy feed growers are taking more interest in replacing some of their corn fields with more drought-tolerant sorghum forages — however, sorghum has it’s own ideal growing condition growers should understand.  Watch this interview with Jeff Dahlberg, former Directer of the Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, as he explains.  Read more about it …

California Growers Finding Alfalfa Weevil Difficult to Control with Insecticide Resistance

The ongoing drought is putting more than enough pressure on our dairy feed producers as it is in California; however, alfalfa weevil also continues to wage war over the state’s alfalfa crop as insecticide resistance for this pest continues to build. Watch this brief interview with Ian Grettenberger from the UC Cooperative Extension as he explains the situation.  Read more …

Adjusting Your Alfalfa Cutting Schedule for Maximum Quality & Yield

California dairy producers want top quality hay for their cows, but they also want to maximize yields in their alfalfa fields.  Watch this interview with Dan Putnam from the UC Cooperative Extension as he shares that the key to finding a happy balance between quality and quantity is in determining the best cutting schedule.  Read more about it in California …

Career Connections Continues to Create Opportunities at World Dairy Expo

Career Connections returns to World Dairy Expo this fall to connect students and young professionals with job and internship opportunities in the dairy industry. An onsite networking event on Friday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Mendota 4 of the Exhibition Hall, is a part of the program in addition to an online job board. “Career Connections builds the future …

Dairy Checkoff Hires Lori Captain To Lead Sustainability Strategy

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) has hired Lori Captain as executive vice president of global sustainability strategy, science and industry affairs, effective July 25. Captain comes to DMI after serving more than 20 years working at Corteva Agriscience and its predecessor DuPont, most recently as chief of staff, external affairs and counsel to the CEO. She also has worked at Syngenta …

Chef Finalists For Inaugural Cal-Mex Real California Milk Foodservice Competition

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced six chef finalists for the Cal-Mex Invitational, a new foodservice competition that celebrates the fusion of California and Mexican cuisines and spotlights recipes featuring California cheese and dairy products. The six finalists will compete in a head-to-head cook-off event at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, California on August 3, …

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