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Reinforcing Buy American Food Act in California School Districts

Finding that California school districts have not been following the Buy American Act regarding food purchases, Ag Council of California sponsored legislation to reinforce the provision with successful results.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney, President of Ag Council, for more details and how this will support California agriculture and the local economy. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Almond Hulls Enhance Low Quality Alfalfa in Dairy Cattle Diet

As severe weather events impact an already limited supply of alfalfa feed in California, research at UC Davis is showing that combining almond hulls with lower quality alfalfa can help improve digestibility for dairy cattle. Watch this brief interview with Postdoctoral Researcher Katherine Swanson as she elaborates on the study results.  Read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please …

Benefits of Grazing Sheep Over Winter Alfalfa

If fertilizer costs are bogging you down and you can hardly get into your wet alfalfa field this winter anyways, consider grazing sheep in the field.  That’s what diversified California feed grower Bret Sill is trying out this winter.  Watch this brief interview with Bret as he explains, and read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this …

Preparing for the Next Round of Funding for CDFA Methane Management Programs

CDFA recently announced awards for the 2022 Alternative Manure Management Program, as well as the Dairy Digester Research & Development Program, These programs are very competitive, and Paul Sousa from Western United Dairies encourages interested dairy producers to start preparing now to apply for the next round of funding.  Watch this brief interview with Paul as he explains and read …

Changing Labor Laws & Regulations Ag Employers Need to Know

As California farmers prepare for the New Year, there are some labor-related changes to laws and regulations that ag employers need to be aware of.  Watch this brief interview with Adam Borchard from the California Fresh Fruit Association as he explains, based on his recent presentation at the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Prepare Now for Pending Water Quality Regulations for Central Valley Dairies

There are some significant changes coming soon to water quality regulations for Central Valley dairy producers and now is the time to prepare.  Watch this brief interview with Paul Sousa from Western United Dairies as he explains and read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

Study Shows Increased Production from Dairies Converting to Robotic Milking Systems

A recent multi-university collaborative study is showing consistent increases in milk production for dairies converting to robotic milking systems across the nation.  Watch this brief interview with Dairy Management Specialist Camila Lage from Cornell Cooperative Extension as she explains.  Read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

Automated Milking Systems Support California Dairies Amidst Labor Challenges

Automated milking systems are turning out to be a plus for both labor reduction and overall animal welfare on California dairies.  Watch this brief interview with Daniela Bruno, UCCE Dairy Advisor based Fresno County, as she explains.  Read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry support.

California Dairy Producer Invests in Robotic Milking System

While automation is not a cheap investment, Travis Hooker and his father are invested in the future of the California dairy industry, and automating their milking system is one way they working to meet today’s challenges.  Watch this brief interview with Travis on how this new system is panning out on his family dairy in Chowchilla, CA.  Read more in …

2022 California Leopold Conservation Award Finalists Selected

Two finalists have been selected for the 2022 California Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award recognizes those who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife resources in their care. In California, Sand County Foundation presents the award with American Farmland Trust, and state partners: Sustainable Conservation and the California Farm …

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