Monthly Archives: July 2013

News Release – State Board meeting to address hunger in Central Valley

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=13-021 The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address the issue of hunger in the San Joaquin Valley at its upcoming meeting on August 6th in Fresno. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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News Release – Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine in Tulare County

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=13-022 A portion of Tulare County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of psyllids at three locations in the Porterville area. The quarantine zone measures 178 square miles, bordered on the north … Continue reading

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Youth-produced videos capture 2013 California State Fair

One of the programs at the just-completed California State Fair was a youth media project, which provided young people with an opportunity to work under the mentorship of video professionals. Together, they promoted the State Fair through a series of … Continue reading

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News Release – California Citrus Pest and Disease Program Continued for Another Four Years

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=13-020&print=yes SACRAMENTO, July 30, 2013, The California Department of Food and Agriculture has extended the California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program for an additional four years. The extension came after several public hearings and a comment period that indicated … Continue reading

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Ag has room to grow – Secretary Ross in the Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/2013/07/26/2829199/local-ag-has-room-to-grow-chief.html The state’s top ag official talked over lunch this week with the Modesto Rotary Club. Her topic: the importance of lunch — not to mention breakfast and dinner — to the health of people around the world. Karen Ross, … Continue reading

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If We Didn’t Have California, What Would We Eat? From Slate

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/explainer/2013/07/california_ grows_all_of_our_fruits_and_vegetables_what_would_we_eat_without.html By Brian Palmer California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts, including 99 percent of artichokes. Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters   Food scientists at Cornell University have produced a strain of broccoli that … Continue reading

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California sisters return to family dairy farm – from The Today Show

On The Today Show this morning (July 25), NBC News correspondent Jane Pauley reported on the Giacomini sisters of Marin County, who have returned to the family dairy farm in Point Reyes and are emerging as a leading producer of … Continue reading

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Huell Howser and California’s Golden Fairs – Amador County

Several years ago, the late public television personality Huell Howser produced a series of reports called California’s Golden Fairs. One of the segments featured the Amador County Fair in Plymouth, which begins its four-day run tomorrow. California’s Golden Fairs #101 … Continue reading

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Why Do California Border Inspection Stations Check for Firewood?

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Managing for Wildlife Habitat on Rangeland – A video from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Managing for Wildlife Habitat on Rangeland” is one of a series of videos on conservation from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The series is called, “There’s a Plan for That.”

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