Monthly Archives: March 2013

From the New York Times – Indiana Dairy Finds Way to Let Cows Power Trucks

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/us/dairy-finds-way-to-let-cows-power-trucks.html?_r=0&pagewanted=print By STEVEN YACCINO FAIR OAKS, Ind. — Here at one of the largest dairy farms in the country, electricity generated using an endless supply of manure runs the equipment to milk around 30,000 cows three times a day. For years, … Continue reading

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News Release – State Board to Discuss Agricultural Outlook with State and Federal Leaders

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=13-010 The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the economic, trade, and policy outlook for California’s $43.5 billion agricultural sector on Tuesday, April 2nd in Sacramento. The meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at … Continue reading

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From the Associated Press – Farmers Team Up to Convert Beets to Ethanol

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iXggnp-PGRxZUU-FhjozTvH_xdFA?docId=dc9bbff72c614d2d8ada6e51116b74ad By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press FIVE POINTS, Calif. (AP) — Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California’s Central Valley, a once-dominant crop that has nearly disappeared from the state’s farms is making … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Jim Mills, Green Broker

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Jim Mills, Green Broker.”

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Video – Secretary Ross Talks About Ag Day 2013

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Ag Day at the Capitol: A Beautiful Day to be a Farmer!

Farmers love rain – so when Ag Day at the Capitol started out a little soggy, nobody really minded. Our aggies shared what they do with legislators, staffers and the public – including several hundred local school kids who enjoyed lunch … Continue reading

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Ag Day Spurs Innovative Outreach Ideas

Today is the annual California Ag Day at the State Capitol, a time to celebrate everything that farmers and ranchers bring to our state, and a time to reach out to people with our story of innovation and success. It … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Salad Bar Superstar

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Salad Bar Superstar,” a profile of Riverside Unified School District food service executive Rodney Taylor and the work he, the school district and local farmers … Continue reading

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Perishable Pundit special edition on school salad bars

As the nation and California prepare to celebrate their annual Ag days (March 19 and 20), the produce blog The Perishable Pundit has issued a special edition with a series of reports on school salad bars. It highlights the United … Continue reading

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Video – Profile of CDFA/USDA Medfly Sterile Release Program in Southern California

Watch Los Alamitos Medfly Program on PBS. See more from KOCE.

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