Industry Updates for the Modern Dairy Family
S2E18: How do you Ag-Vocate?
This week we bring listeners a dairy market update with our Contract Economist of Blimling, Tiffany LaMendola. In preparation for all of the "Ag-vocating" we're going to be doing during Dairy month in June, we re-share an interview with Tyler Ribeiro of Rib-Arrow Dairy (and WUD Board Member) and Jennifer Giambroni of CMAB talking about the importance of dairy producers presence on Social Media, and we wrap with Darby sharing a story about an important field tour that WUD gave this week with a special guest!
For more information on CMAB's programs: https://www.realcaliforniamilk.com
S2E17: Don’t Swing at Bad Pitches
Today’s episode is all about the updates! Tiffany LaMendola joins us with a market update, CEO Anja Raudabaugh shares what WUD’s Leg Affairs Team has been tackling in Sacramento, and Rashell Echesveste brings us some news from Lecheros Unidos de California.
S2E16: It's all about Communication
Happy Earth Week! This week's episode features a re-run of the podcast we did with Dr. Frank Mitloehner last July with a message about all of the climate benefits cattle can and do provide. In addition, we have Tiffany LaMendola with the market update and WUD President Devin Gioletti joins us for a little Earth Day message from our board.
For More information on Dr. Mitloehner' s work: https://clear.sf.ucdavis.edu/
S2E15: We’re Human Beings. We have Families. We have Feelings. We have Children.
This week we kick off with our market update, a re-run of our Virtual Kitchen Table Market Update with Tiffany LaMendola, our contract economist with Blimling and Associates and Paul Sousa joins us to follow that up with an environmental update, which focuses in on issues happening in the Central Valley Regional Water Board. Following those updates we are joined by dairy producer Jolynn McClelland of Petaluma to share her experiences as a dairy farmer in the Point Reyes National Seashore, and why the last few years have been especially challenging for her and her five fellow producers who call the PRNS home.
This week Tiffany LaMendola delivers our weekly market update date and Darby sits down with Tony Lopes of Sustainibeef to discuss his growing business and what it’s like to be a dairy producer in 2021. For more info check out https://sustainibeef.com/
S2E13: The Devil you Know
Today we skip the full market update, but share some quick info about upcoming DMC payments. Rashell Escheveste brings us an update about LUC, Melissa and Darby sit down with Cesar Vargas, of Raimondo and Associates newly launched WUD Partnership, Western United Human Resource Services and we wrap with a re-run of Anja's weekly Virtual Kitchen Table Meeting: Water Rending and the Recall.
Have a Blessed Easter!
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