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Dairy and Livestock Working Group Kickoff Meeting at CDFA


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First came hydrogen cars; now the refueling stations – from the New York Times

Note – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Measurement Standards plays an important role in the ongoing development of hydrogen fueling stations by certifying hydrogen fuel meters and regulating fuel quality, advertising and labeling in the marketplace. For … Continue reading

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May is CalFresh Awareness Month

California has the largest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the nation. Our state’s farmers and ranchers are proud to play a critical role in reducing hunger and improving health. Throughout the month of May, our state is highlighting the importance … Continue reading

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Profiles in stewardship: how California specialty crop growers are producing a better environment – from American Farmland Trust

Across the Golden State, California agriculture producers are increasingly recognizing their responsibility to contribute to a healthier environment. This portfolio of profiles compiled by American Farmland Trust showcases outstanding real-world examples of environmental stewardship by California specialty crop producers. These … Continue reading

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Kickoff meeting of Dairy and Livestock GHG Working Group – May 23

The California Air Resources Board, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Energy Commission (CEC), will host the first meeting of the Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction Working … Continue reading

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CDFA Border Inspection Stations recognize National Police Week

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Low groundwater levels mean water worries not behind us – Op-ed in the Riverside Press-Enterprise

By Jeffrey D. Armstrong The drought emergency may be over, but our water supply worries are not. When Gov. Jerry Brown lifted mandatory conservation orders across most of the state in April, he closed the book on a sobering chapter … Continue reading

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CDFA brings ‘Neat Science’ to State Capitol – videos and photos

State Scientist Day was yesterday, May 10, at the State Capitol, an annual event that includes a science fair for students from local schools. Scientists from CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry participated with several fascinating demonstrations. In this video, students … Continue reading

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Study: full-fat dairy foods not harmful to health – from USA Today

By Matthew Diebel Pass the cheese, please. And the cream and that carton of full-fat yogurt and a big glass of non-skimmed milk. And, yes, eat it to your heart’s content. That’s the finding of an international team that analyzed … Continue reading

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We’re all in this together – honoring CDFA employees during Public Service Recognition Week

Note – Public Service Recognition Week is May 7-13. That’s right, we’re all in this together. The dedicated public servants of CDFA work tirelessly to fulfill an essential function – assisting farmers and ranchers in producing quality agricultural products, including … Continue reading

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