Tackling the Climate Challenge

Tackling the Climate Challenge

California Dairy Farmers Lead the Way with a Multi-Pronged Approach   “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the climate crisis and the challenges that we face in agriculture,” said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to fellow world leaders at COP26. California dairy...
SPLASH!® Milk Science Update and the IMGC

SPLASH!® Milk Science Update and the IMGC

Key Take-A-Ways SPLASH!® milk science update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that highlights notable scientific articles on milk science, the dairy industry, and nutrition. SPLASH!® was accessed from every major city in the world and remains an important draw for visitors...
Growing Safflower on California Dairy Farms

Growing Safflower on California Dairy Farms

Key Take-A-Ways Safflower has value as a silage feed when harvested at a vegetative state in early spring following November planting. Safflower as winter forage has greater water use efficiency with a large amount of forage dry matter biomass. Safflower silage stored...
Growing Sugarbeets on California Dairy Farms

Growing Sugarbeets on California Dairy Farms

Key Take-A-Ways Sugarbeets grown in winter on San Joaquin Valley dairy farms could reduce costs and maximize the value of feed produced with less available water. Sugarbeet-almond hull silage created a high digestibility and high dietary net energy dairy feed that was...
2020 California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP)

2020 California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP)

Key Take-A-Ways Facilities certified in CDQAP’s Environmental Stewardship program were eligible for fee discounts from the State Water Resources Control Board totaling nearly $2 million, approximately $2,500 per facility. COVID-19 impacted delivery of in-person...
2020 Dairy Cares

2020 Dairy Cares

Key Take-A-Ways Dairy Cares communication efforts included academic papers, e-newsletters, virtual conference sessions, and key messaging to media outlets. They focused on amplifying climate concerns, informing stakeholders of the most up-to-date science on methane...