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Full statistics now available for crop year 2017

The California Agricultural Statistics Review for crop year 2017 has been released. It reports that California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents an increase of almost 6 percent compared to … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Centennial: 1919-2019

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has reached a milestone: 2019 is our centennial year, the 100th anniversary of the Legislature’s decision to establish the protection and promotion of agriculture as necessary and important for our state’s success.  The generations of farmers who have worked the … Continue reading

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CDFA joins state agencies tracking five years of progress on California Water Action Plan

The California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Food and Agriculture today released a California Water Action Plan implementation report outlining five years of progress toward sustainable management of California’s water resources. Issued … Continue reading

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Natural and working lands – new draft climate change implementation plan

The January 2019 Draft California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan is now available and can be accessed through the Natural and Working Lands webpage. The plan is a multi-agency joint collaboration by the California Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Eight Years of Accomplishments, a Century of Innovation

REPORT: “California Agriculture: A Constant State of Innovation” By Karen RossCDFA Secretary As we publish this report, CDFA has just begun its centennial year. The story of California agriculture over the past century is a tale of growth and success. … Continue reading

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California Grown floats inspire at Rose Parade

As part of this year’s Rose Parade festivities, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross once again joined the Buy California Marketing Agreement (California Grown) and the California Cut Flower Commission to bestow a certification of “California Grown” on qualifying parade floats, including … Continue reading

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Research develops rice plants that reproduce as clones from seed – from UC Davis

By Andy Fell Plant biologists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones. The discovery, long sought by plant breeders and geneticists, could make it easier to propagate high-yielding, disease-resistant … Continue reading

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World Ag Expo announces top new products for 2019

From Morning Ag Clips The results are in for World Ag Expo’s® Top-10 New Products Competition. The winners will be showcased February 12-14, 2019, during the World Ag Expo® in Tulare, California. A large and impressive field of cutting-edge, cost-saving, … Continue reading

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Holidays and the importance of family

By CDFA Secretary Karen Ross Wherever you will be this week and next, my wish for all of you is that you’ll be with family.  While my husband, Barry, and I won’t be with family in the Midwest, we will … Continue reading

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CDFA joins State Employees Food Drive team assisting with donations at food bank

As part of the 2018 State Employees Food Drive and the continued spirit of giving, a team from CDFA’s Division of Inspection Services volunteered at the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services on December 20. The group helped with bagging … Continue reading

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