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Secretary Ross Addresses National Renderers Association If it were up to her, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross would rather we all stopped using the word “waste.” That’s what she told the National Renderers Association last week at their conference in Orange County. When more than 62 billion pounds of animal by-products are converted annually into usable commodities such as animal feed, biofuels, fertilizers, soaps, and …

CDFA’s Work to Regulate Antibiotics in Livestock

A report issued last week by a consortium of environmental groups on antibiotics in the meat supply chain highlights the importance of work being undertaken by California Department of Food and Agriculture as the first state in the nation to regulate the use of antibiotics in livestock. The report touched on CDFA’s efforts but it is important to clearly state …

Water-Smart Dairy: Farmers conserve and protect water using precision technologies

More than 20 dairy farmers across California have been pioneering the use of subsurface drip irrigation to grow feed crops, including corn, wheat, and alfalfa. By working with innovative companies and non-governmental organizations, dairy farmers have helped take sustainable farming to the next level. They are reducing water use by 47 to 67% and improving groundwater protection. Their collective efforts …

Changes with State Water & Air Resources Board to Impact CA Dairies

The regulatory affairs of the State of the California are ever changing, and it’s important for dairy producers to be aware of them. That’s why organizations like Western United Dairymen exist, to not only support dairy producers in complying with the changes, but also to lobby on behalf of the industry to limit some of these negative changes impacted the …

Senate Bill Changes Soda to Milk or Water for Kids Meals in CA Restaurants

CA Senator Monning has spearheaded a bill currently pending the governor’s approval mandating that all restaurants in the state offer healthier beverages like water and milk as the default for kids meals, rather than soda. Designed to address increasing childhood obesity issues and improve children’s diets, California dairy producers are also excited about the potential this has to increase milk …

UCCE Manure Nitrogen Study Update in Dairy Feed Crops

It takes time for the nitrogen found in dairy manure water to become available to feed crops out in the field, and as dairy producers don’t want to under or over fertilize their feed crops, the UC Cooperative Extension is conducting a research trial to find out more regarding how manure water interacts in the soil with plant root systems. …

CA Milk Processor Board & GALLEGOS United Launch Multi-Million Dollar Ad Campaign

“You Can Always Count on Milk” Targets California’s Influential Millennial Consumers The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of got milk?, together with lead agency-of-record GALLEGOS United, today is launching “You Can Count on Milk,” a new $16-million-dollar, statewide advertising initiative. Aimed at millennial families throughout California, the culturally-attuned campaign highlights universal truths about the everyday challenges kids face in …

CA Milk Advisory Board Announces New Dairy Princess Representatives

Young Dairy Leaders to Serve as Advocates on Behalf of Dairy Industry The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) recently welcomed the 2018-2019 class of Dairy Princess representatives for a three-day session to launch their year of service as California dairy industry advocates. Nineteen Dairy Princesses and Alternates from Districts 1 to 9 attended the Dairy Princess Training in July where …

Straus Family Creamery Unveils Organic Barista Milk for Culinary Professionals

The first-of-its-kind product with higher fat content delivers a creamy, indulgent organic milk experience from pasture-fed dairy cows Straus Family Creamery introduces its Organic Extra Rich Barista® Milk for specialty coffee and tea industry professionals who care as much about the origin of their dairy as they do their coffee beans and tea leaves. The Extra Rich milk makes its …

Dairy Challenge Elects New Leadership

North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) recently elected new leadership, including one new board member and several new board officer appointments.  As described in the NAIDC mission statement, the board focus is to “Develop tomorrow’s dairy leaders and enhance the progress of the dairy industry, by providing education, communication and networking among students, producers, and agribusiness and university personnel.” Newly …

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