Category Archives: Agricultural Marketing

Secretary Ross honors California’s 2017 “Best of Show” winners for commercial wine, beer, cheese and olive oil

On the north steps of the California capitol this morning, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined representatives of the 2017 California State Fair to celebrate with the winners of the annual Commercial Beer, Wine, Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil competitions. Commercial Beer set a new … Continue reading

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Farms + Data: California’s farms are smaller than the US average, but they’re big on diversity – and productivity

California is America’s agricultural leader, providing $54 billion in crops and commodities in 2014. In a word, California’s farms are diverse. We grow approximately 400 crops and commodities, from almonds to zucchini. Our top five ag products include dairy, nuts, … Continue reading

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CDFA to host FundMatch webinar on April 25th for California food businesses – learn, connect and compete in export markets

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in coordination with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) will be holding a webinar on federal market development programs designed to assist California companies in expanding export sales. The webinar will … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday: pass the chicken wings and guac – from ABC News

By Morgan Korn Are you ready for some … chicken wings?! Super Bowl fans are expected to consume 1.33 billion wings on Sunday, according to the National Chicken Council’s annual report. To put that staggering number into perspective: According to … Continue reading

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California leads nation in direct food sales

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Secretary Ross to appear at 2017 Rose Parade festivities to promote California Grown flowers

As part of the upcoming Rose Parade festivities, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross will once again join the Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) and the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) on December 31 to recognize Cal Poly campuses at San Luis … Continue reading

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#Farm2Fan video series – Pistachios in Earlimart

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.  

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#Farm2Fan video series – Kingsburg Family-Farmed Blueberries

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.

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Wine Month in California – two videos

Governor Brown has proclained September as ‘Wine Month’ in California. In connection with that CDFA offers two encore presentations from the Growing California video series: “Wine Connections,” an overview of wine tasting; and “Love on the Vine,” the story of … Continue reading

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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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