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A look back at Earth Day – from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat

By Kevin McCallum Often critiqued for their outsized impact on a changing environment, farmers are actually key to helping California achieve its aggressive conservation and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. That was the Earth Day message California Secretary of Agriculture … Continue reading

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It Only Takes One Person to Spread Harmful Invasive Pests

CDFA is observing Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month throughout April. The USDA, CDFA and organizations across the agricultural spectrum are reminding the public about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America’s crops and forests—and how … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross visits students in Fresno

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Ag investment in tech is booming – from Ag Web

By Susan Skiles Luke If it seems to you advanced ag technology is invading farm fields across America, you should see Silicon Valley. Investors have poured more than $10 billion into agtech inventions since 2014, according to AgFunder, an online … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joins Land O’ Lakes for sizable food bank donation

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Secretary Ross at dairy digester unveiling in Kings County

                       

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Orange County citrus trees threatened by citrus pest and disease – from the Orange County Register

CDFA is observing Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month throughout April. The USDA, CDFA and organizations across the agricultural spectrum are reminding the public about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America’s crops and forests—and how … Continue reading

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CDFA introduces industrial hemp FAQs

The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act became effective on January 1, 2017. CDFA is developing a program to administer this new law. The first step of this process is to establish an Industrial Hemp Advisory Board. With assistance from the board, … Continue reading

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A Farm Bill for our planet

CDFA is in the midst of preparing California’s recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is renewed every five years and serves as the policy guideline for food and farming in the United States. The legislation touches all … Continue reading

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CDFA Career Fair attracts 100+ job seekers, from students to scientists

CDFA held its second annual career fair at its Gateway Oaks offices in Sacramento on April 7, 2017. Job openings cover the full spectrum of programs at CDFA, including plant and animal health; dairy food safety; weights and measures; alternative fuels; information … Continue reading

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