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Legislation would curb food waste – from Morning Ag Clips

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) have introduced H.R. 3444, the Food Recovery Act, comprehensive bicameral legislation to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross honored by Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement as organization reaches 10-year mark

From an LGMA News Release: The California leafy greens community met in Salinas last week to recognize those responsible for creating the unique public-private partnership formed ten years ago under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). “It’s not often … Continue reading

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Real California Cheese cleans-up at national awards competition – from Morning Ag Clips

Cow’s milk processors displaying the Real California Cheese and/or Milk seals brought home 22 awards from the 2017 annual cheese competition held by the American Cheese Society (ACS), July 26-29, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The American Cheese Society recognizes the … Continue reading

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The benefits of local and regional food systems – from Politico

The Federal Reserve and USDA have unveiled a new report to showcase how local and regional food systems can help the economies of rural and urban communities, as well as increase access to healthier food and create a more productive … Continue reading

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Healthy Soils the focus of California State Board of Food and Agriculture

   

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Apps for Ag Hackathon winner uses artificial intelligence to diagnose plant problems – from the UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sreejumon Kundilepurayil, left, and Vidya Kannoly and their Dr. Green app took first place in the Apps for Ag hackathon. Dr. Green uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to quickly advise growers how to treat ailing plants.   For 48 … Continue reading

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CDFA joins California farmers in observance of National Farmers’ Market Week

The USDA has proclaimed Aug. 6-13 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the eighteenth year the USDA has supported local producers by encouraging families to meet and buy from farmers at local farmers markets. The proclamation notes that farmers … Continue reading

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Huanglongbing control effort moves to Riverside County – from the Riverside Press-Enterprise

By Mark Muckenfuss Workers with the California Department of Food and Agriculture are methodically checking what are likely hundreds of citrus trees in a mostly residential area north of the 60/91/215 freeway interchange in Riverside for signs of a deadly … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joins state ag directors meeting with high-level federal officials – from Capital Press

By Sean Ellis SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The directors of 13 Western state departments of agriculture were joined by what they described as an unprecedented number of top officials from federal agencies during their annual conference. They viewed that as … Continue reading

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Video – Farm to Folks

From CDFA’s Growing California video series, an encore presentation, “Farm to Folks.”

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