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Climate Smart Agriculture Online Webinar: Israel & California to Discuss Recycled Water Use on November 9

California and Israel share similar climates and challenges as it relates to food and farming. As California potentially enters a sixth consecutive drought year – how we manage and use agriculture water will be all the more important. Join the conversation … 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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Secretary Ross discusses trade and climate change in Vietnam

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is in Vietnam this week as part of a delegation of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA), a non-profit formed in 1980 by the 13 western state departments of agriculture as well as the … 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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California agriculture: it’s worth the water – Op-ed co-authored by Secretary Ross in the LA Times

By Karen Ross and Daniel Sumner Pundits here in drought-stricken California have become fond of proclaiming that farms consume 80% of the state’s water and generate only about 2% of its gross domestic product. “Why devote so much of our … Continue reading

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Export Training Course Comes to CDFA

This April, CDFA will be jointly hosting CALAGX 2015 – the only comprehensive export training program available to California’s specialty crop growers.  The program provides intensive training to help companies move their products into foreign markets, led by instructors who … Continue reading

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West Coast Governors Call for an End to Port Labor Impasse

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and his colleagues in Washington and Oregon have issued the following joint statement: 2-18-2015 SACRAMENTO – As U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators, Governor Edmund G. … Continue reading

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‘Explore Exporting’ seminar comes to Sacramento on December 9th

Small businesses lead the way in U.S. export growth, however many food companies never consider the prospect of going international. On December 9th, the Western United States Agriculture Trade Association (WUSATA), in partnership with California Department of Food and Agriculture … Continue reading

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USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus

USDA News Release Washington, D.C. – Aug. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season. California citrus exports are valued at $30 million annually. “Resuming … Continue reading

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As trade mission to Mexico ends, collaborative efforts will continue

  Our last days in Mexico City continued the themes of cooperation and engagement.  The agricultural delegation had a meeting with the National Association of Supermarkets and Department Stores (ANTAD) and hosted a Business Roundtable with Agricultural Importers and Distributors … Continue reading

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