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New Resources on Understanding Activism, Farm Security & Consumer Engagement

The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently announced its new website and updated resources to celebrate the beginning of a new decade. With the mission of the Alliance being to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork, its website features resources to help farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and supporters of the industry engage in any and all conversations about animal agriculture. To …

Daniel Errotabere Elected President of Westlands Water District

On December 17, 2019, Don Peracchi announced that he would step down as President of Westlands Water District’s Board, effective December 31, 2019. Following his announcement, the District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Director Daniel Errotabere as President of the District. Mr. Peracchi stated, “It has been an honor to serve as Westlands’ President, and I am proud of …

Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers

NEW ORLEANS – Leaders of Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) announced election results to lead national dairy checkoff strategies and programs to protect and grow sales. Dairy checkoff leaders elected their officers at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the NDB, UDIA and National Milk Producers …

Early Bird Registration Announced for California Dairy Sustainability Summit

Early bird registration is now open for the California Dairy Sustainability Summit taking place March 25-26, 2020, at Cal Expo in Sacramento. The Summit, co- hosted by Dairy Cares, California Milk Advisory Board, Dairy Council of California, California Dairy Quality Assurance Program, and the California Dairy Research Foundation, will bring together hundreds of California dairy farmers, state officials, technology providers …

USDA Extends Application Deadline for Milk Donation Reimbursement Program to December 6, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an extension of the November 6, 2019, deadline to submit Milk Donation and Distribution Plans for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020. Applications are now due no later than December 6, 2019. Details about program eligibility and participation are available at www.ams.usda.gov/mdrp. Interested partnerships must apply for Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal …

Finding Truth & What to Do Amidst the Controversy Over Crop Protection Materials “Pesticides”

Agriculture and the science of crop protection materials is too often misunderstood by the public and is under constant attack by extremists in the political arena. As legislation and jurisdiction begins to more commonly ignore sound science in their decision-making, farmers are rightfully concerned about the future of agriculture and what may or may not be in their power to …

Nomination Period Open for 9th Annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which brings the dairy community together to advance a shared social responsibility platform, is accepting nominations for the ninth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. Founded by the dairy farmer checkoff, the Innovation Center launched the awards to honor exceptional dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for their socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices …

Dairy Producers Across U.S. Unite to Criticize ‘Flawed’ EPA Study, Call for Full Review

The group representing producers of most of the U.S. milk supply is joining the growing calls for EPA to finally finish the required scientific review of an influential groundwater study in Washington state.The National Milk Producers Federation is calling on U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to intervene and have the EPA conduct a full review of what they’re calling a …

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. “We know it’s tough out there for American farmers, including our dairy producers,” said Bill Northey, Under Secretary for …

Animal Agriculture Alliance Invites you to Become Primed & Prepared at 2020 Summit

Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that its 2020 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 7-8 in Arlington, Va., will be themed “Primed & Prepared.” The annual Summit brings top thought leaders in the industry together to discuss hot-button issues and out-of-the-box ideas. The 2019 event was the largest yet, attracting 335 attendees. The Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference attended by …

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