Category Archives: Agricultural Marketing

Agritourism: UC Small Farm Program posts wealth of webinar info online

From the UC Small Farm Program Are you one of the thousands of California farmers and ranchers who invite the public to your land to shop at your farm stand, pick their own fruit, taste wine, stay the night, learn … Continue reading

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California Wine Shows Strength in Challenging Economy – from Wine Institute & CAWG

2015 Annual Economic Impact Grows to $57.6 Billion in California, $114.1 Billion in U.S. The California wine and winegrape sector and allied businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $57.6 billion annually to the state’s economy and $114.1 billion annually … Continue reading

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Farming gets high tech in bid to offer locally grown produce – from the Wall Street Journal

By Ruth Simon A crop of startups have emerged in recent years to grow vegetables on city rooftops or turn old factories into indoor farms. But their quest for locally grown lettuce is running into challenging business realities. BrightFarms Inc. … Continue reading

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Rose Parade gives Cal Poly students a head start in promoting California agriculture

One of my favorite traditions as secretary is the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Each year I have an opportunity to join our colleagues from California Grown as they certify that a select number of floats are comprised of … Continue reading

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“Say Cheese!” the latest video from the Growing California series

“Say Cheese!” is a profile of the Fiscalini Cheese Company of Modesto, California. This is the latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown.

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California leads the nation with $2.88 billion in horticultural sales

SACRAMENTO – California leads the nation with $2.88 billion in horticulture sales, according to the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Of the $13.8 billion total horticultural sales … Continue reading

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National Manufacturing Month – Recognizing where the harvest leads

For a lot of our farmers here in California, this is about the time of year when we stand back with pride and a little relief that the harvest is done. There is always plenty more work to be done, … Continue reading

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Food hubs a valuable tool for farmers and consumers – from the Sacramento Bee

By Edward Ortiz, Sacramento Bee When employees at technology giant Oracle sit down to lunch, they often eat produce grown in Yolo County’s Capay Valley. The fruits and veggies come from the Capay Valley Farm Shop, which buys from more … Continue reading

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A Day in Marin: Farmers Share a Passion for a Place Called California

“A day in Marin.” Say that out loud to someone from California’s Bay Area, then stand back and watch the reaction. “Well, I could reschedule that meeting, move some things around…” It’s something you want to do, someplace you want to … Continue reading

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Ag Day is Coming! Mark Your Calendars!

California Ag Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 on the west steps of the State Capitol. Join CDFA and our partners, California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, for this outdoor, springtime event complete with tractors, … Continue reading

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