Tag Archives: Clean Water

SDI Podcast Double Feature

We’ve got a pair of podcasts to share with you, starting with Dairy Stream’s recent chat with Ryan Flaherty, Sustainable Conservation Director of Business Partnerships and our friends Richie Mayo, farm manager at De Jager Farms and Domonic Rossini, agronomic relationship manager at Netafim USA. They talk about scaling the system from idea to industry…

Scaling Innovation and Environmental Wins: Sustainable Conservation Partnership Receives 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

This Earth Day, we celebrated 50 years of conservation consciousness at home – and today we’re celebrating all our work in the field! We’re pleased to announce that Sustainable Conservation, Netafim USA, Western United Dairies, De Jager Dairy and Michael McRee Dairy were honored with the 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Contribution…

Governor Signs Drinking Water Legislation Into Law

In case you haven’t been following along with our previous policy breakdowns, California advocates and legislators have been hard at work on a drinking water solution for the over 1 million Californians who don’t have reliable access to clean water in their communities. This includes communities with wells that went dry during our last drought…

2019 World Ag Expo Highlights

We’re drawing back the curtain just a little bit this week to talk about the fun we had with our staff and partners at the 2019 World Ag Expo. The Expo takes place in Tulare, CA and hosts over 100,000 participants each year – from producers and growers to industry groups, equipment vendors, state agencies…

Watershed Moment for Newsom Administration

There’s no denying the challenges facing California’s new governor. Punctuating Gavin Newsom’s January swearing-in was a chorus of critical issues calling for immediate action. Issues like affordable housing, immigration, healthcare, wildfires, climate change, education. He’ll need to juggle these skillfully while keeping the world’s fifth largest economy humming in the face of a slump experts…

Dairy Summit Showcases Environmental Progress, Challenges

A Path Forward, Together Farmers, trade groups, state agencies, academics and Sustainable Conservation staff filled the sold-out, inaugural California Dairy Sustainability Summit in Sacramento last week to showcase how the Golden State’s dairy industry is moving the needle on sustainability. Critical issues like conserving water, protecting air quality and water, boosting renewable energy and reducing…

Lundberg Family Farms Receives 2018 CA Leopold Conservation Award

The votes have been tallied, and thanks to our esteemed panel of judges, we’re pleased to announce that this year’s California Leopold Conservation Award recipient is Lundberg Family Farms. Pioneering Excellence Begun in 1937, Lundberg Family Farms is a multi-generation organic rice farm and innovative rice products processor. The family’s proven commitment to sustainable farming…

Meet the Central Coast Growers Building a Better Water Future

A Closed Loop In California’s Pajaro and Salinas Valleys, aquifers are it. With almost no surface water coming to the Central Coast from further upstream, the region depends entirely on dwindling groundwater. As local aquifer levels go down, the space left behind draws seawater into the fresh water supply. Nutrients from fertilizer also make their…