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U.S. Dairy Exports Show Sustained Growth to Top Global Markets

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, issued the following statement today on the August 2020 agricultural export data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Trade System: “U.S. dairy exports are posting positive gains in value and volume to markets around the world and are keeping pace with other animal product exports. …

CA Milk Advisory Board Launches California Dairy Innovation Center

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, today announced the development of the California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC), a collaborative effort to further product-oriented innovation and enhance productivity for California dairy. The CDIC will feed dairy innovation efforts for the number one dairy state with collaborations between California dairy producers, processors, and universities. “The ‘center’ …

National Dairy Board Scholarship Award Winners Announced

The dairy checkoff has awarded 12 academic scholarships to students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy and who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), through Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff, annually awards $2,500 scholarships to 11 students. In addition, the NDB awards a $3,500 James H. …

U.S. Dairy Exports to Benefit from New USDA-FDA Partnership

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish an interagency process to further support exports of U.S. dairy products. Both agencies play critical roles in facilitating foreign sales of American-made dairy products, which is recognized and appreciated by the U.S. dairy industry. This MOU will draw …

Evaluating Compost Benefits in Alfalfa Hay for Improved Soil Structure & Fertility

We all recognize human health as a goal, but healthy soils is a key goal for farming operations, since healthy soils frequently result in higher yields and economic returns over time.  “Health” is often defined with a range of properties including high fertility, good water-holding capacity and drainage, long-term productivity, and sustaining organic matter content. A joint UC Davis and …

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 …

Merced Dairy Farmer Donates Easement to Mitigate for School Building

The California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to share that another property in Merced County has been permanently protected. Simon and Christine Vander Woude, have donated a conservation easement on their property in Merced. The Vander Woude’s nearly 65-acre parcel of farmland is currently planted in field crops for their dairy operation and will forever remain in agriculture. “I served …

68th All American Jersey Show November 7-9, 2020 In Louisville, KY.

In a release September 17, 2020, the staff of North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) released the following statement on social media: “GOOD NEWS #NAILE20! We will have a show. It will be modified from a normal NAILE, including being a participant-only event, but the show will go on. Our entry deadline is shifting to October 1 with late entries …

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Round II Begins Sept. 21 (What’s Included)

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020. “America’s agriculture communities are resilient, but still …

USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in need through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Earlier this …

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