Jan. 23 2023
California dairy farmers face their own kinds of struggles, and I’m glad I learned more about their style!
March 24 2022
The Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) started in California on November 1, 2018, which means we have been operating under the FMMO for 39 months
Nov. 10 2021
The state of California faces a water deficit that will take years to repair
Oct. 25 2021
California is taking bold actions that mean more students will have access to milk and dairy foods. Governor Newsom’s recent climate package expands the state’s Farm to School program
Sept. 2 2020
California is on fire once again, and the conversation of prevention is still being swept under the rug. How in the world can you allow your state to go up in flames every year so dramatically
Aug. 6 2020
Could California’s civil war over quota have a somewhat civil sunset? The potential does exist
July 30 2020
The next chapter in California’s civil war over quota was written after Administrative Law Judge Timothy Aspinwall concluded, “ . . . the Petition is legally defective and should not be advanced...
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