Monthly Report

EPA recognizes California dairy family as 2013 Environmental Champion

California dairy families are innovators, constantly looking for new ways to protect, conserve and improve natural resources, such as air, land and water. Every day, they renew their commitment to the environment with real action onthe farm, where sustainability is a way-of-life.

Earlier this month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region (Region 9) recognized a Central Valley dairy family for their dedication to improving the environment. 


Dairy families recognized for contributions to Valley’s cleanest ozone season on record

There’s no doubt that San Joaquin Valley air quality officials are tasked with a tough job. With its bowl shape and hot summer days, the valley is nature’s perfect oven for “baking” the basic ingredients of smog, resulting in ozone formation. 


New United Nations report: California, U.S. dairies models for reducing carbon footprint

It’s no secret that California dairy farmers are leaders on a number of sustainability issues. From implementing improved management practices that protect air, land and water resources to providing responsible care of animals, our state’s dairy farmers continue to make tremendous progress on issues important to their consumers and neighbors.


New Dairy Cares Sustainability Report assists dairy families in telling their stories

Farm families have many good stories to tell, and in recent years, the dairy community has made great progress toward making these stories heard across California.

Though millions of American families rely daily on affordable, nutritious and delicious dairy products from California, modern consumers are more and more removed from farm and rural life. That makes the task of educating consumers especially challenging and important.