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Transform (sulfoxaflor) Full Label Could be a Major Benefit for Alfalfa IPM

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is currently reviewing the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) for insect pest management in alfalfa hay production. A decision on whether to register Transform with a label for use in California alfalfa is expected to occur by the end of 2020. The registration of Transform has been so far deferred due to concerns of potential …

Compound from Soil Bacterium Gets Reboot as Antibiotics Super Booster

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators continue garnering success in their tests of a compound that could bolster the potency of beta-lactam antibiotics, potentially reducing the dosages required and helping stave off resistance in the germs they’re meant to kill. According to Neil Price, a chemist with the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in …

Chef Ricky Webster Wins $15,000 in Real California Pizza Contest

Using a revised bake-off format in line with the current Covid-19 protocols, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) awarded two contestants with $25,000, in the 2020 Real California Pizza Contest – an international search for the best pizza recipes using Real California Cheese. Grand Prize winner Ricky Webster, former executive chef for SYSCO Spokane and current owner of Rind and …

Model Filter System Removes Antibiotics from Wastewater

A model for an economical filter system that can remove antibiotics from wastewater has been designed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of California-Riverside (UCR) collaborators. Microbiologist Mark Ibekwe with the ARS Agricultural Water Efficiency and Salinity Research Unit in Riverside, California, and UCR soil chemist Daniel Ashworth constructed the prototype system using four layers of natural materials: gravel, …

Jersey All American Winners Announced By American Jersey Cattle Association For 2020

The official Jersey All American and Reserve All American winners of 2020 have been announced by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The All American events are held annually in Louisville, Ky., in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition. The winners in each class were: Milking Yearling Ratliff Money Vixen, Ron and Christy Ratliff Trustees, Garnett, Kan., All American …

Four Dairy Snack Startups Compete For $200, 000 In Real California Milk Snackcelerator Competition Finals

Two Savory, Two Sweet Competitors Preparation for Final Showdown to Make it to Market Tracy, Calif. – November 12, 2020 – Ice cream infused with vegetables, to-go premium cheese snacks, decadent chocolate mousse and flavored paneer make up the finalists announced today in the Real California Milk Snackcelerator product innovation competition created by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and …

California Dairy Industry Improves Environmental Impact

Milk is big business in California. It’s the agricultural product that brings in more farm revenue than any other in the state. It employs about 190,000 workers, and involves 1.78 million cows. Indeed, dairy has been important to California’s economy for decades, and over time innovations in animal husbandry, feeding and in growing crops that dairy cows eat have led …

Milk Advisory Board Introduces “Day Can Wait” Creative Focused on Dairy for Breakfast

The contrast between the pull of distractions that start in the early mornings with the satisfying and calming elements of enjoying California dairy for breakfast are brought to life in two new creative explorations in the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) Enter the Golden State campaign debuting this week. The :30 Day Can Wait segments – titled Video Conference and Emails – focus on …

Dairy Management Inc, Subway Collaborate on Hunger, Youth Programs

Subway sandwich franchises nationwide will generate more money for GENYOUth’s Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund and build awareness about the checkoff’s support for youth wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60. Subway, which has 21,000 franchises, and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) are both NFL partners. When Subway and the NFL were working on their sponsorship agreement, the league encouraged the …

Improving Protein Digestibility in Sorghum

Sorghum, a common food item in regions of Africa and Asia, has one missing puzzle piece. The missing piece? Protein digestibility, which researchers in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University are trying to find. “Sorghum is an important food crop grown in Africa,” said Tesfaye Tesso. “It grows well in their climate because it requires less moisture and …

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