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Future farm bill hot topic of discussion on last day of Tulare World Ag Expo – from KFSN 30 Fresno

By Brian Johnson, KFSN The third and final day of the 50th World Ag Expo was a wet one, but some found refuge in the theater of the Heritage Complex, site of an in depth discussion on the nation’s next … Continue reading

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“California Thursdays” encourage school children to make healthier choices

  Members of the Lodi Unified School District’s nutrition services team at Delta Sierra Middle School in Stockton This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of … Continue reading

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Northern California fairs step-up in Lake Oroville crisis

When a fear of imminent disaster on February 12 led to mass evacuations in communities along the Feather River beneath Oroville Dam, tens of thousands of people were forced to clear out in a hurry, many with no place to … Continue reading

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A Farm Bill for everyone

CDFA’s series of Farm Bill listening sessions continues this week in Tulare, with the next one scheduled on Thursday during the annual World Ag Expo. The final two meetings in this round are scheduled next week in Salinas and Los … Continue reading

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The facts about food product dating – from the USDA

This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food by connecting consumers, … Continue reading

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Bureau of Medical Cannabis accepting applications for Cannabis Advisory Committee

The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) today announced that it is now accepting applications for the Cannabis Advisory Committee to advise the bureau on matters relating to both medical and adult recreational use of cannabis. The committee will advise … Continue reading

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Robot bees may help with pollination – from the Los Angeles Times

By Amina Khan One day, gardeners might not just hear the buzz of bees among their flowers, but the whirr of robots, too. Scientists in Japan say they’ve managed to turn an unassuming drone into a remote-controlled pollinator by attaching horsehairs … Continue reading

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Video with Secretary Ross – Farm Bill is for everyone

CDFA is in the midst of a series of Farm Bill listening sessions to discuss California’s priorities in advance of next year’s consideration of a new Farm Bill. The first sessions occurred this week in Modesto and Chico, with the final … Continue reading

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California exports finished 2016 on a high note but dropped slightly from previous year – the California Trade Report

  California’s merchandise export trade concluded 2016 with an exceptionally strong showing in December, posting a nominal 9.3 percent gain over the same month in 2015. According to a Beacon Economics analysis of U.S. trade statistics released by the U.S. … Continue reading

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California’s commitment to reducing food waste

This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food by connecting consumers, … Continue reading

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