Economics

Dairy Webinar Features Mastitis Treatment Strategies (in Spanish)

Join National Mastitis Council (NMC) for its next webinar – presented in Spanish – on Sept. 29, starting at 2 p.m. Central time (U.S./Canada). Alfonso Lago, an NMC board member and director of research and consulting solutions at DairyExperts, Inc., Tulare, Calif., will address “New Concepts and Opportunities in Mastitis Management” (“Nuevos Conceptos y Oportunidades en el Manejo de la …

Say It Loud and Clear: The Plant-Based Beverage Bust is Here

It was the fundamental fallacy that launched a thousand news articles: Dairy was dying as consumers were switching to plant-based beverages. That was always a lie — but at least from a certain angle, it could be stretched into something that at least somewhat looked it like could be true. After all, U.S. fluid milk consumption (though not dairy overall, …

National Mastitis Council Seeks Award of Excellence Nominees

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) opened nominations for its coveted Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control. This award honors an NMC member who has provided sustained contributions to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension and/or education, clinical practice or service to dairy producers. The award will not be given posthumously. Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal …

Celebrating California’s Hispanic-Style Cheese & Dairy Products With Texas Retail Promotion

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is celebrating the flavors and traditions of Mexico brought to life by California’s Hispanic-style cheeses and dairy products with a consumer retail promotion focused on Hispanic Heritage Month. The “Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with California’s Hispanic Dairy” promotion is designed to elevate awareness for Hispanic-style cheeses, cremas, breakfast cream and dips at Texas retailers …

Dairy Management Inc. Highlights Building Consumer Trust & Demand in Annual Report

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the planning and management organization that oversees the national dairy checkoff program on behalf of America’s dairy farmers and importers, has posted its 2021 annual report at www.usdairy.com/for-farmers/resources. The report provides checkoff funders and other members of the dairy community key highlights of 2021 strategies and programs and an audited financial report. It also outlines activities …

Western United Dairies’ Melissa Lema Joins CA Milk Advisory Board Marketing Team

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, announced the addition of Melissa Lema as Director of Producer Relations. Lema joins the CMAB from Western United Dairies where she spent 11 years, most recently as a North Coast Field Representative focusing on all aspects of the relationship between producers and industry professionals, from laws and regulations to animal welfare, as well as overall industry communication. She spent …

Sorghum Producers to Lead $65 Million USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Funded Project

Quantifying the climate impact of incorporating sorghum and other tools into rotations while serving as a trajectory for the sorghum industry’s continuous environmental improvement throughout this decade and the next is the focus of a five-year, up to $65 million project by National Sorghum Producers. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

New Product Competition Focuses on Calming Benefits of Dairy

The Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) New Product Competition is accepting applications for innovative products that focus on dairy’s qualities related to calming. The program, formerly the National Dairy Council New Product Competition, is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to develop products in line with industry and consumer insights to uncover innovative dairy-based products that offer calming benefits. Research …

US Dairy Groups Strengthen Ties with Sociedad Rural Argentina to Promote Sound Science in Food and Ag Trade Policy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and Sociedad Rural Argentina (SRA) today formalized an agreement to foster cooperation and collaboration between the three groups to advocate for science-based regulations across food and agricultural trade policy. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the three groups sets forth a broad set of principles to guide collaboration on …

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hires New Executive Director, Dayna Ghirardelli

The Sonoma County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Dayna Ghirardelli. Dayna Ghirardelli grew up in Petaluma where she was active in Tomales 4-H and Tomales FFA, showing registered and grade dairy cattle, and market lambs, participated on the parliamentary procedure team, and served several officer terms. Dayna attended California State University, Chico where she majored …

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