July 22 2019
After a bitter public battle that even saw one side place billboard messages on major roadways in California’s Central Valley, it appears cooler heads will prevail
June 3 2019
The push to end California’s Class I milk market pool quota system hit a surprising roadblock on May 22, when the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that the petition...
May 29 2019
Dear God, I know we pray for rain all the time, but will you please shut it off! We need to get corn in the ground and the corrals will not dry!
May 6 2019
The country’s second-largest dairy cooperative is looking for a new CEO
April 22 2019
The first formal step has been taken to end California’s 49-year-old Class I milk pool quota system
April 12 2019
There is a fight underway in the biggest U.S. dairy state — one that is pitting family members against each other, breaking friendships, and is likely to leave deep scars
Jan. 21 2019
With losses ranging from 8 cents in California’s San Joaquin Valley to $2.72 per hundredweight in Arizona, most West Coast dairy farmers are facing the dire economic conditions
Dec. 31 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard about the almond invasion in California? For several years, new trees have seemingly been planted everywhere in the San Joaquin Valley
Oct. 15 2018
California is just over two weeks away from joining the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system, so it’s interesting to note that there has been a significant dip of late in the value of Class...
Aug. 8 2018
It is no secret that the politics in California are a joke. For decades, California’s politics have haunted the agricultural community, but over the past few years we have been able to watch its...
July 30 2018
Slowly but surely, California dairy farms are helping to reduce some of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
June 25 2018
It’s official — California’s dairy producers voted to approve a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for the entire state of California
April 16 2018
This week is the middle of the five-week voting period for California milk producers to decide whether they want to become the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system’s newest and biggest member
Feb. 12 2018
Falling cow numbers and easing milk production in California were one of the dairy industry’s big stories in 2017
Sept. 11 2017
Over the next decade, California widened its lead dramatically in both categories. The high watermarks came in 2008 at 16.73 billion pounds and 592,000 cows. But things have changed a lot since then
July 3 2017
These are changing and challenging times for the nation’s largest milk-producing state. All of California’s major dairy industry measurements are declining and point to a future that is filled...
Feb. 13 2017
“This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) regulating the handling of milk in California.”
Jan. 18 2017
The Golden State is known worldwide as a top producer of hundreds of crops and commodities. Due to the rich, abundant soil and ideal, long growing season, California farmers and ranchers have benefited
Dec. 19 2016
The “white wave of milk” that swamped California dairy cooperatives for decades is gone.Rapid expansion that began in the Golden State in the 1970s came with a 24/7 problem for co-ops
Feb. 15 2016
California is the nation's top exporter. One day each week, every U.S. cow produces milk destined for a consumer outside of America's borders. While that statement is accurate, cows in California are working...