Monthly Archives: March 2012

News Release – Citrus disease huanglongbing detected in Los Angeles County

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=12-012 The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today confirmed the state’s first detection of the citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening. The disease was detected in an … Continue reading

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A look back at last week’s Ag Day festivities

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NEWS RELEASE – AUTHOR, CHEF, AND ACTIVIST ALICE WATERS TO JOIN STATE BOARD DISCUSSION ON SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=12-010 The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address farm to school programs at its upcoming meeting on April 3rd in Sacramento. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of … Continue reading

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Merced County youth wins ag story writing contest (MercedSunStar.com)

Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 Sun-Star staff http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/03/23/2280526/merced-county-youth-wins-ag-story.html Grace Reyes, a Merced County student, was recognized March 21 by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s “Imagine this … Story Writing Contest.” Reyes, her teacher and parents were recognized at … Continue reading

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Ag Day – A Celebration of the Future

I am blessed to be in my 15th month as California’s secretary of agriculture. In my travels around the state, I have gained a new appreciation for the miracles that farmers and ranchers create every day, against considerable odds. As … Continue reading

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Ag Day Today!

A reminder – please join us for Ag Day today! The grounds on the west lawn of the State Capitol will open to the public at 11:30.

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News Advisory – Ag Day on March 21

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=12-007 WHAT: Ag Day 2012 is the California agricultural community’s annual opportunity to give legislators, Capitol staffers and the public a chance to see what’s new down on the farm. California’s farmers and ranchers provide food, fiber, flowers and more … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead – Ag Day on March 21

California’s annual celebration of farming, Ag Day, is right around the corner. Next Wednesday, March 21, will see thousands of people on the west lawn of the State Capitol, viewing exhibits staffed by Ag groups. It’s a great opportunity for … Continue reading

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CDFA Launches Biosecurity Toolkit For Equine Events

Six different outbreaks of Equine Herpes Virus-1 among show horses in California over the past year have increased awareness of the need for stronger biosecurity measures at equine events. In response, CDFA’s Animal Health Branch developed the Biosecurity Toolkit for … Continue reading

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Governor Brown appoints three new members to California State Board of Food and Agriculture

http://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17451 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Gregory Ahern, 54, of Livermore, has been appointed to the California Lottery Commission. Ahern has been sheriff coroner for Alameda County since 2007, and has served in the Alameda … Continue reading

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