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 06, 2015

Tom's Tillage Triumph

A conservation tillage pioneer defies skeptics to reap tangible benefits for his farm, his dairy and the environment.

Jun 05, 2015

Full-Throttle Bottlers

Two California dairies brave the challenges of launching glass-bottled milk ventures.

Jun 03, 2015

Drought to Cost California $2.7 Billion in 2015

State’s dairy revenue losses alone are projected to total $250 million.

Jun 02, 2015

Saving a Species: California Dairies Go to Bat for the Birds

A public-private partnership helps dairies save California’s endangered Tricolored Blackbirds.

May 29, 2015

Ready for a Crisis?

Advance preparation will save you valuable time if and when an emergency strikes your farm.

May 27, 2015

The Search Is On for A2 Cows

The a2 Milk Co. brings its digestion-friendly milk to the U.S. market.

May 25, 2015

Phoenix Dairy Keeps the Past--and Its Future--Alive

An Arizona dairy embraces suburban sprawl by staying put and expanding into glass-bottled milk

May 21, 2015

Strong Spring Flush Strains Milk Processing Capacity in the Upper Midwest

But dairy prices remain stronger than anticipated, with the potential to return to $17 this fall, says dairy economist Bob Cropp.

May 21, 2015

Strong Spring Flush Strains Milk Processing Capacity in the Upper Midwest

But dairy prices remain stronger than anticipated, with the potential to return to $17 this fall, says dairy economist Bob Cropp.