CDFA Secretary Karen Ross visited several flourishing school Ag programs in Calaveras County today, getting an opportunity to speak directly with young people who could be part of the next generation of farmers and ranchers in California.
Secretary Ross visited an outdoor classroom at Valley Springs Elementary School, the student-run farm at Calaveras High School, and accompanied students on a field trip to Metzger Farms. Continue reading
There’s a new partnership between the Almond Board and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sabrina Hill talks with Almond Board Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Gabriele Ludwig, PhD.
The significant benefits that would accrue to the U.S. pork industry from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement would be wiped out if the Obama administration implements pending rules related to the buying and selling of livestock, the National Pork Producers told the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry. Continue reading
Know Where Your Food Comes From with USDA Foods
Do you know where your food comes from? If you can pinpoint where your food was grown and produced, you can make more informed decisions to maximize quality, freshness, and nutritional value. You can also help support local economies through your purchases. The USDA Foods program takes this mantra to heart and publishes state of origin reports with procurement information on all USDA Foods every year. As we like to say at FNS, “All USDA Foods are local to someone.” Continue reading
Everyone has them in their kitchen pantry, aluminum cans full of soup, vegetables or sauces. Cathy Isom tells us about a crafty and creative way to save the environment, storing your wine, re-using aluminum cans. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. →
Today’s commodity report: California Weekly Wholesale Feedstuff Prices, Fluid Milk and Cream Review, California F.O.B. Price for Extra Grade and Grade A Nonfat Dry Milk, California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report, Shell Eggs: Daily National Egg Market and other commodity end of the day market numbers.
Fluid Milk and Cream Review
The White House has threatened to veto the House’s energy and water spending bill, which will hit the House floor this week.
The House will consider the 37.4 billion dollar spending bill for 2017, which is slightly larger than what the Senate passed recently.
The May issue of the NMPF-DMI Dairy Market Report is now available. It says that increased production per cow and expectations for additional milk production growth is dampening the outlook for milk prices for the rest of 2016. These anticipated low milk prices and the recent rally in grain prices during the spring planting and growing season have combined to push projections for the dairy-income-over-feed-cost margin to its lowest levels since 2013. USDA’s NMPF decision tool for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) now Read the full report. →
If you’re like most farmers, you wake up with more jobs to do than time to do them. Just the thought of a day off brings on anxiety – there’s just too much to do. I’m sure you’ve heard the theories – that a day off will actually help you get your work done more efficiently. That a day of rest increases your energy for the week ahead.