Catherine MerloWestern and Online Editor

  Named Dairy Today's Western editor in 2004, Catherine Merlo is based in Bakersfield, Calif. She travels widely across the U.S. covering national and Western issues for Dairy Today. She also serves as online editor for dairytoday.com and is part of the agweb.com editorial team.   Merlo has more than 25 years of experience as a writer, journalist and photographer. From 1979-91, Merlo headed the communications program for Calcot, Ltd., a major cotton marketing cooperative. She then formed her own communications firm, with clients including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CoBank, National Cooperative Bank, Sunkist Growers, Calcot, Ltd., San Joaquin
  Named Dairy Today's Western editor in 2004, Catherine Merlo is based in Bakersfield, Calif. She travels widely across the U.S. covering national and Western issues for Dairy Today. She also serves as online editor for dairytoday.com and is part of the agweb.com editorial team.   Merlo has more than 25 years of experience as a writer, journalist and photographer. From 1979-91, Merlo headed the communications program for Calcot, Ltd., a major cotton marketing cooperative. She then formed her own communications firm, with clients including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CoBank, National Cooperative Bank, Sunkist Growers, Calcot, Ltd., San Joaquin

Articles By Catherine Merlo

Jun 02, 2016

Ready for a Crisis?

Prepare in advance to save time when an emergency strikes
Mar 21, 2016

In California, El Nino Falls Short

Despite recent rain and snow, California still faces a critical water shortage.
Nov 26, 2015

Saving a Species

A public-private partnership helps dairies save California’s endangered Tricolored Blackbirds.
Nov 25, 2015

Fight Against Fraud

Learn to recognize false workers’ compensation claims
Oct 28, 2015

Dairy Manure Powers California Ethanol Plant

In a first for the Golden State, a dairy, a digester and an ethanol plant partner to create renewable energy.
Oct 28, 2015

Underground Delivery

Subsurface drip irrigation applies lagoon water to silage corn.
Sep 25, 2015

America’s Milkshed Grows

The dairy industry expands in the nation’s midsection.
Jun 10, 2015

WASDE: Record Milk Production Ahead

Can the demand side of the equation handle all that extra milk?
Jun 08, 2015

10 Tips for Milking Parlor Safety

Urge your employees to take these precautions to avoid injuries.