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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 …

New Free Publication on Heat Treatment of Milk

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released Bulletin No.516 on Heat Treatments of Milk, which looks at the processing of milk, which is the oldest processing technology in the dairy sector. The following publication provides an overview of the different heat treatments applied to milk for direct consumption or before further processing and their verification procedures. The Bulletin can be served as …

New Publication on Eco-Friendly, Energy-Saving Dairy Technologies

A new Bulletin on eco-friendly and energy-saving dairy technologies is already available on the International Dairy Federation’s corporate website. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist sustainability managers and leaders in improving energy management across the dairy supply chain. To date, evolving energy conserving measures have been incorporated in virtually all traditional unit processes deployed in dairy processes without compromising …

Turlock Irrigation District Serves Growers, Conserves Water with New Technology

Amidst a threatening drought, groups and individuals are working to find more ways to conserve the precious resource of water, and Turlock Irrigation District has been leading the way for sustainable water management with new technologies and strategies. Watch this brief interview with Michelle Reimers from Turlock Irrigation District as she explains their recent improvements and plans. Please thank this …

Are Autonomous Self-Driving Tractors Legal in California?

As California’s agricultural industries progress towards a more sustainable future with new technologies and innovations, current Cal OSHA regulations (unless changed) may hinder their progress, particularly with regard to autonomous or self-driving tractors.  Watch this brief video with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as he explains.   Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Artificial Intelligence to Improve Quality & Quantity of Beef, Dairy

For a century, researchers have tracked genetic traits to find out which cattle produce more and better milk and meat. Now, two University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence to analyze millions of bits of genetic data to try to keep cattle cooler and thus, more productive. Raluca Mateescu, a UF/IFAS professor, and Fernanda Rezende, a UF/IFAS assistant professor …

Scientists Serve Up Vaccine Cocktail for Protecting Cattle from Disease

Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have developed a new experimental vaccine to protect cattle from the bacterium that causes Johne’s disease, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). Johne’s disease, also known as paratuberculosis, is a chronic intestinal disorder that can cause diarrhea, weight loss, poor health and sometimes death in afflicted cattle. In the United States, Johne’s disease is …

How we Perceive, Trust New Technologies Such as Gene Editing vs. Dehorning Cattle

New technologies have the potential to improve health and wellbeing for humans and livestock, but only if people trust and accept them. Scientists at Washington State University and partner institutions are studying how interactions with social and traditional media, as well as in person, affect how we feel about a new concept that is accepted by some but mistrusted by …

California Dairy Farmers Help Lead the Way for Clean Energy

Dairy Cares — California is leading the nation toward a 100 percent clean energy future. Multiple state policies are working to achieve a cleaner, more efficient energy grid and transportation sector. The state’s dairy farmers are also world leaders in energy-smart practices. They’re reducing usage, electrifying equipment, generating renewable energy, and producing carbon-negative transportation fuel. California has already made great …

PERC Urges Producers to Consider Propane Heating Solutions for Reliable, Consistent Power Year-Round

As winter weather quickly approaches, the Propane Education & Research Council urges producers to consider how propane can keep your operation running smoothly and livestock safe year-round, without worrying about peak pricing or power outages. Propane-powered building and water heating solutions offer reliable, consistent power independent of the grid—an invaluable asset for many agricultural operations. Propane equipment eliminates the risk …

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