Monthly Archives: April 2013

Growing California video series – “Cherries Galore”

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is a look at the upcoming cherry season.

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A Look at Farm to Fork – From the Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/28/5375458/where-farm-to-fork-falls-short.html By Elaine Corn No sooner was the transcontinental railroad completed in 1869, than Sacramento began shipping oranges from Fair Oaks across the country. By 1911, Sacramento County was shipping cherries and Flame Tokay grapes to New York. If you … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Robots – from the Western Farm Press

http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/honey-bee-robots-coming-agriculture Could a robot honey bee actually pollinate an orchard or crop field? With a carbon fiber body and titanium wings, researchers say a mechanized honey bee is leading a microbot charge toward real world applications — agriculture included. In … Continue reading

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CDFA Introduces ‘Report a Pest’ Mobile App

In connection with national Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Species Awareness Month, CDFA is making a new mobile app available for Californians interested in helping to keep an eye out for invasive species. The app is called “Report a Pest,” … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Teen Harvesters

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Teen Harvesters,” a story about a farm putting young people to work and, hopefully, grooming them for future careers in agriculture.

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Earth Day – Looking to the Future

As we celebrate Earth Day today, I would like to take a moment to talk about the future. In agriculture, we find ourselves considering a future that will include explosive population growth between now and 2050, along with projections that … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the China Trade and Investment Mission

As CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and the entire California delegation return from the China Trade and Investment Mission, we thought we’d take a look back at the stops they made along the way to promote trade and forge new relationships. California’s … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Farmers’ Markets

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Farmers Markets.”

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Guangzhou’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Guangzhou was the perfect end to our trade mission to China. This vibrant city of 12.5 million in the Pearl River Delta exhibits a unique character that is full of energy and committed to business and economic development. We visited … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Farm Academy

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Farm Academy,” a story about a training program for new farmers at the Center for Land Based Learning in Winters.

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