Dairies, water-use and the drought

Of all of agriculture, dairies are the undisputed authorities on water conservation and recycling, but with California in its third year of drought what are the economic pressures faced by family dairies? Dr. Michael Payne reports on the critical situation…

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Drought Guidance for Dairy Producers

The current 2014 winter season remains the driest since record keeping began in the 1800’s. This may actually be the longest, most severe drought in California in the last 500 years. What’s the impact on the California dairy industry?

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WIFSS letter to editor makes NYT

Dr. Bennie Osburn, dean emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis, and director of outreach and training at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, writes in his letter to the editor of The New York Times that the critical role wildlife and domestic animals play in the spread of disease cannot be stressed enough. Wildlife have yielded 300 new viruses with the potential to infect people.

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Irrigation Water Conference

The Western U.S. Irrigation Water Conference, April 24-25th, on the UC Davis campus, will offer participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions about the adoption of the Food and Drug Administration’s implementation of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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