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World Soil Day: Celebrating the Magic Beneath

Written by CDFA and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in California  Today is World Soil Day, as recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of natural … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Issues Statement on California Air Resources Board Draft Plan to Achieve 2030 Climate Goals

  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the California Air Resources Board’s initial draft plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 – the most ambitious target in North … Continue reading

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USDA Secretary Vilsack honored with portrait unveiling in Washington DC

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s official portrait, painted by Iowa artist Rose Frantzen, has been unveiled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. Secretary Vilsack is the nation’s 30th Agriculture Secretary, serving since 2009. CDFA Secretary … Continue reading

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A look at CDFA’s Medfly quarantine response

CDFA announced a quarantine today for a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in Panorama City, Los Angeles County. The Medfly detections there have resulted in a series of responses from the agency’s Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services, … Continue reading

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CDFA joins other state agencies in releasing draft plan to make water conservation in California a way of life

News release excerpted Working to make water conservation a way of life, state agencies have released a draft plan for achieving long-term efficient water use and meeting drought preparedness goals that reflect California’s diverse climate, landscape and demographic conditions. The … Continue reading

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#Farm2Fan video series – Sun-Splashed Peaches in Fresno County

California Grown and Visit California are teaming up to produce the #Farm2Fan video series, profiling farms throughout California and fans of those farms who stop by for a visit. The videos are funded by a grant from CDFA’s Specialty Crop … Continue reading

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Wettest start to NorCal rainy season in 30 years, but drought persists – from the Sacramento Bee

By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow It’s only a beginning. But it’s a strong beginning, and it offers at least a rain gauge’s worth of hope to a state enduring its fifth year of drought. The National Weather Service said … Continue reading

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For the last minute Chefs – some menus and food safety tips

    Happy Thanksgiving!  

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Lone Star Ranch Named 2016 California Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient

By Alex Karolyi, Sustainable Conservation Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce Lone Star Ranch as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks, Giving Back

It takes a lot of hands to bring a crop to harvest, starting with farmers, farm workers and ranchers. They’re responsible for California’s ongoing status as the leading agricultural state in the country and one of the leading Ag economies … Continue reading

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