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Apple Hill – the season is upon us

With Fall now in full swing, Californians are again starting to turn their attention to El Dorado County’s Apple Hill, which is in the midst of its 2017 production season. From CDFA’s award-winning Growing California video series, here’s an encore presentation on Apple Hill’s … Continue reading

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Modern water demands help irrigation technology program thrive at Central Valley college – from CAeconomy.org

Note – California and all of American agriculture are seeking young people to enter farming-related fields, and not just on the farm – there are an estimated 300 positions in food production, many of them requiring increasingly sophisticated technical skills.  … Continue reading

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Rice farmers work to prevent flooding and help wildlife – Op-ed in the Sacramento Bee

By Bryce Lundberg and Sean Doherty Note – Rice farmer Bryce Lundberg serves on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. Sean Doherty is a third-generation rice farmer in Dunnigan, Yolo County. Last winter’s heavy rains were a welcome relief … Continue reading

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California and Chile to co-host webinar on precision agriculture

Sensors that tell growers how much water to use; drones that can fly over operations and assess the health of crops; real-time data at the fingertips of farmers. It’s not science fiction – it’s the future of agriculture. In an … Continue reading

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Pope Francis leads recognition of World Food Day – from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Pope Francis called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts. He made the call at the global ceremony … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross reflects on visit to Wine Country fire zones

Over the weekend I traveled with Governor Brown and Senators Feinstein and Harris to Santa Rosa for meetings with local elected officials and a community town hall meeting. This is a remarkable community and the message delivered was that we … Continue reading

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Wineries step-up for fire recovery effort

Northern California wineries are already at work raising funds for fire recovery efforts. E&J Gallo Winery today announced a $1 million donation to be divided among the American Red Cross, the California Wildfires Relief Fund, the Community Foundation of Sonoma, and … Continue reading

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Number of California fairs serving as emergency shelters and fire camps grows to 17

As wildfires continue to spread in California, a number of the state’s local fairs as well as the State Fair have come forward to provide emergency shelter for evacuees and their animals, and to offer space for fire camps. This is … Continue reading

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CDFA joins in celebration of National Farmers Day

CDFA joins with the rest of the country in celebrating National Farmers Day today.  Here are some interesting facts about our farmers and ranchers: There are roughly 3.2 million farmers in the United States—that’s less than 2 percent of our … Continue reading

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California Association of Food Banks and CA Grown ask Ag to help communities impacted by fires

In response to the devastating fires currently raging across California, the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) and CA Grown are asking the state’s farmers and ranchers to consider donating food products to needy food banks across the state. To … Continue reading

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