CA’s Dairy Farmers on Their Way Toward Planet-Smart Goals

  California’s dairy families are world leaders in planet-smart farming. As Time magazine put it, “California already has a Green New Deal,” and it includes the state’s family dairy farms. Through a collaborative effort, the state is working to demonstrate … Continue reading

CDRF Announces Denise Mullinax as Executive Director

Denise Mullinax has served in the role of interim executive director since May 2018, undertaking the completion of CDRF’s next five-year strategic plan and working closely with the CDRF board, staff, and others to ensure business continuity in meeting the changing needs of California’s dairy producers during a time of transition in CDRF leadership. Continue reading

‘Milk Toast’ Kicks off 20-Year Anniversary Celebration

CDQAP Recognized at California Dairy Sustainability Summit By Denise Mullinax, Assistant Director, CDQAP The 20th anniversary of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP) was marked with a milk toast at the inaugural California Dairy Sustainability Summit this past November … Continue reading

Dairy farmers and regulators “mixing” their way toward cleaner air in the San Joaquin Valley

Dairy farmers in the San Joaquin Valley have a long history of working with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) to improve air quality. Through this partnership, regulatory officials and dairy farmers have created innovative pathways to … Continue reading

CDQAP Ruminations: Food Defense for Dairy Processors – Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules

Food Defense for Dairy Processors: Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules. Starting in July 2019 the FDA is requiring food processors to develop plans and training to help prevent intentional adulteration of food. Below are some free on-line tools … Continue reading