Monthly Report

Untold story behind dairy court challenges: Steady progress toward better water quality

Earlier this month, state water quality officials unveiled revised water quality protection regulations for Central Valley dairies. Now undergoing public review, these revised regulations propose to resolve and perhaps bring to an end nearly six years of court battles between anti-dairy activists and state regulators.


Dairy farmers continue to make progress on National Dairy FARM Program implementation

The California State Fair just wrapped up its seventeen-day run at Cal Expo in Sacramento on July 28.  As usual, the carnival atmosphere included rides, games, a deep-fried version of any food you can imagine, exhibition of livestock by 4-H and FFA members, live music and much more in the way of family entertainment.


‘Working Harder for Cleaner Water’ – new video documents dairy families’ action on water quality

Dairy families take their long understood role as conservationists and environmental stewards seriously.  This includes the important daily responsibility of protecting surface and groundwater resources through careful and efficient on-farm management practices.

Now, with the recent release of a short documentary, consumers, neighbors and stakeholders can get an up-close look at the many steps dairy families are taking to protect the water we all share.


“See It? Stop It!” campaign demonstrates farmers’ commitment to quality animal care

The Center for Food Integrity, along with the U.S. dairy and pork industries, recently launched See It? Stop It! Animal Care Starts with You, a proactive demonstration of agriculture’s commitment to farm animal care. The initiative requires anyone working on a farm or in a farm setting to immediately report signs of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm.SISI