Monthly Report

Dairy FARM Program reaches new milestones in California, across nation

In March 2010, the California dairy community voluntarily announced its participation in the

Governor recognizes Dairy Cares member with highest environmental honor

Every day across California, dairy families renew their commitment to sustainability with actions to protect natural resources such as air, land and water.  Recently, one California dairy’s dedication to sustainability caught the eye of Governor Jerry Brown.

Environmental agendas of 2013 underscore ongoing progress, opportunities for dairies

It’s clear that the New Year has already seen a marked uptick in discussions about two environmental issues of critical importance to California and indeed the entire nation.

Despite tough economic challenges, dairy families achieved milestones in 2012

There’s no doubt that 2012 was a challenging year for dairy families.  Record-high feed costs, the Midwest drought and low milk prices early in the year squeezed dairy families to the point where many had to close their barn doors. It’s estimated that more than 100 dairies shuttered in California in 2012, and that’s in addition to the more than 250 dairies that closed from 2009 to 2011.

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