Monthly Archives: May 2013

Growing California video series wins two Telly Awards

The Growing California video series, a partnership betweeen CDFA and California Grown produced in association with California State University, Sacramento, has been recognized with two 2013 Telly Awards, a video competition now in its 34th year. The two segments that won, … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – “Wheel Food”

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Wheel Food,” a story about local food trucks and their efforts to source produce directly from farms.

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“Foodies” spark reawakening of Grange in California – from the Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/23/5441877/foodies-spark-reawakening-of-grange.html From exclusive Marin to tony Malibu, young food activists are sparking the renaissance of an old fraternal order – the California Grange. The state Grange still abides by its symbolic Civil War-era ceremonies, but in its modern-day role, it’s … Continue reading

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California Strawberry Commission Scholarship Program for Children of Farm Workers

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10707614.htm The California Strawberry Commission is awarding a record number of annual scholarships this year to the children of strawberry farm workers who are pursuing their dreams though higher education. From throughout the state’s strawberry growing regions, 234 students – high … Continue reading

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News Release – California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Opportunities for New Farmers and Ranchers at Next Meeting

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=13-013 The California Department of Food and Agriculture will discuss opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers at its upcoming meeting on June 4th in Sacramento. The meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of … Continue reading

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Growing California Video Series – “Apple Hill”

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Apple Hill,” a feature on the agritourism draw to El Dorado County each fall for apple season.

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Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Approvals for Water Transfers to Protect California’s Farms

http://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18048 SACRAMENTO – With near record-low precipitation in California this year, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today (May 20) issued an Executive Order to streamline approvals for voluntary water transfers to assist California’s agricultural industry. “Agriculture is vital to the … Continue reading

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Prime Time for Rice – from the Marysville Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/rice-125229-california-seed.html By Laura van der Meer/Appeal-Democrat   Rice farmers are running about a week ahead of schedule this year because of dry conditions this spring. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that so far this year, about 75 percent of … Continue reading

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From The Packer – School Salad Bar Donations Exceed Goal

http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/foodservice/California-salad-bar-donations-hit-436-207596171.html SAN DIEGO — The United Fresh Produce Association’s campaign to put 350 salad bars in California schools has gone well over that mark, reaching 436 by the start of the United Fresh trade show. About 300,000 students in 71 … Continue reading

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State Scientist Day at the Capitol: CDFA’s Experts Show Kids the Science of Agriculture

On my calendar today was a series of events and meetings, each of them important to the future of California agriculture. But one event stood out:  State Scientist Day on the west steps of our State Capitol, hosted by the … Continue reading

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