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CDFA participates in biogas information-sharing mission to Denmark

By Geetika Joshi, PhD This week I am honored to be among a United States delegation invited to visit Denmark by the Danish Trade Council and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are there to share information and learn … Continue reading

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Fig season in full flower

From Morning Ag Clips According to the California Fresh Fig Growers Association, the 2018 California Fresh Fig season is well underway and will continue through mid-December. This year’s crop is as sweet as ever with lots of colors, shapes and … Continue reading

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CDFA offers on-farm readiness reviews for Produce Safety Rule

CDFA is currently scheduling an On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRR) for readiness for the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule when it takes effect in 2019 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.  CFDA is committed to educating produce farmers on how … Continue reading

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Leopold Award finalists announced for 2018

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce the 2018 finalists for the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural … Continue reading

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A New Voice at CDFA for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

From Karen Ross:  It has been fun to welcome Farm Equity Advisor Thea Rittenhouse to the CDFA team this week!  Diversity is the strength of California agriculture.  It is made up of multi-generational families and first-generation beginning farmers and ranchers … Continue reading

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CDFA IT staff shares Best of California award for work on cannabis program

The Center for Digital Government held its annual Best of California Awards ceremony yesterday as part of the California Digital Government Summit in Sacramento.  CDFA was recognized as one of four departments for Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations for its work on … Continue reading

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CDFA welcomes Thea Rittenhouse as Farm Equity Advisor

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Citrus Dogs – Can specially trained pooches sniff out Huanglongbing? From the Fresno Bee

By Robert Rodriguez They’ve been used to detect drugs, bombs and bugs. Now a team of specially trained dogs will put their wet noses to work in California, sniffing out a fatal citrus disease with the potential to cripple the … Continue reading

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Ag production data for 2017 show value increase in California

The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its first production data summaries for 2017 in California, with a total for the year of $50.13 billion, an increase of $3.7 billion from 2016, or six percent. The ERS also provided … Continue reading

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The Netherlands joins California and France in Global Soil Health Challenge

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