An episode chock-full of updates and info to see you through the three-day weekend! Annie AcMoody brings us some good milk pricing news, Paul Sousa briefs us on the CV Salts program, Jason Bryant shares the low-down on WUD’s Sacramento Strategy, we hear from Mark Krebsbach of Western Milling about the commodity markets and Darby and Melissa answer all of your burning CFAP questions. Happy listening and Happy Memorial Day!
We get an upbeat market update from Annie, some new information about CDFA’s recently announced hearing, a peek into supply chain issues and how they’re being resolved with two intriguing sit downs; first with Bill Schiek of the Dairy Institute as well as Bob Carroll of CMAB. Rashell brings information from the labor pool , and we wrap with an update for members about the USDA’s recent webinar.
A week chock full of updates! Darby checks in with WUD Treasurer Travis Visser, Annie fills is in on the markets and this weeks PRB meeting, Anja shares how our Sacramento policy work has been shaping up, and Melissa and Darby answer member questions. Plus an unexpected announcement on Friday afternoon.
This week kicks off with a quick and more positive market update from Annie AcMoody, a visit with WUD Board’s Secretary Lucas Deniz, and a super informative interview with Merced County Sheriff, Vern Warnke. For listeners who may be interested in accessing the extra content we mentioned please check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/wudairies as well as healthy eating.org/virtual-field-trip
Special guest co-host Annie AcMoody and joins Melissa as we navigate through this week’s Market Update, some neutral news on the producer price support front, and have a chance to meet our WUD Second Vice President, Dave Koolhaas. The feature of this week’s episode is our very own Paul Sousa joined by John Cardoza from Sustainable Conservation giving us a little good news on the environmental front to celebrate Earth Week. Thanks for listening, don't forget to send questions, comments and content requests to email@example.com
Annie and Melissa have a brief chat about the good, the bad, and the questions we still have when it comes to USDA’s producer support program, which was announced this past Friday. More updates will come through the week. For further questions or feedback, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This week's episode introduces us to WUD Board's First Vice President, Louie Borba and brings us briefings from Economist Annie AcMoody and Director of Environmental Affairs Paul Sousa. WUD CEO Anja Radabaugh brings us important updates on our legislative activities, efforts to move and donate dairy products, and an important reminder about navigating an activist attack. We round out the episode with a serious discussion about the mental well being of producers and what signs to look for in family members or neighbors that are likely experiencing extra stress in today's dairy environment.
If you or a dairy producer you know is experiencing significant distress, and are unsure what to do, please visit the following website, http://cdrf.org/home/checkoff-investments/cdqap/dairy-mental-health-webinar/ provided by the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program; of specific interest is the webinar located at the top of the page prepared by Dr. Robert Fetsch, PhD of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
In extreme cases where you or someone you know may be considering suicide, please immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433.
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We hope you enjoy our inaugural episode of “Seen & Herd: Industry updates for the Modern Dairy Family”. Our first episode introduces you to our staff, with updates on current dairy industry issues, a welcome from our President and how to get your hands on all the info you need to navigate our globe’s “new normal” if you’re a diary producer. Please send content requests to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on sponsorships please email email@example.com.