Monthly Archives: November 2017

A look back at Thanksgiving history – Country Turkey Loaf

As Californians put the finishing touches on their Thanksgiving recipes, here’s a look at an old-school holiday dish from the 70s, offered-up by the California Milk Advisory Board and the now-defunct California Turkey Industry Board. Thank you to the California … Continue reading

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Study finds that more than a quarter of American jobs linked to food and agriculture – from the Food Marketing Institute

A nationwide economic impact study has found that more than one-fifth (or 20.4%) of the nation’s economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors and that more than one-fourth of all American jobs (28%) are similarly connected. Twenty-two … Continue reading

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Announcing California Healthy Soils Week – Dec 4 to Dec 7

Healthy Soils equal Healthy Lives. In California our soils help feed the world, save water, clean the air, and fight climate change. In recognition of these contributions, and in celebration of the annual World Soil Day, CDFA, alongside its state, federal and private … Continue reading

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CDFA employees donate more than 1,100 pounds of turkeys to Sacramento Food Bank

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Farm Bureau survey reveals reduction in cost of Thanksgiving dinner

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87. … Continue reading

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Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department … Continue reading

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Changes Coming for Antibiotic Use on Livestock

Any antibiotic use – in people or animals – can lead to the development of antibiotic resistance, making it vital to recognize and eliminate unnecessary or inappropriate uses of antibiotics. In California, farmers, ranchers and veterinarians share a common goal … Continue reading

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The state of groundwater recharge in the San Joaquin Valley – from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

By Ellen Hanak When strong winter rains finally ended the recent five-year drought, many water districts seized the opportunity to recharge depleted aquifers. How did they do, and what barriers did they face? A public forum brought more than 30 experts together … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross at Innovation Conference: food producers must connect with consumers – from Capital Press

By Tim Hearden ORLAND, Calif. — State Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross held up the rice industry in the middle Sacramento Valley as an example of how growers can respond to public concerns about their production activities. The industry’s … Continue reading

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Ending NAFTA could sour California’s dairy industry – op-ed in Sacramento Bee from former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack

What California industry directly employs more than 104,000 people with a ripple effect that supports an additional 285,000 full-time jobs in retail, construction and other sectors? If you said dairy, reward yourself with a cold glass of milk. But don’t … Continue reading

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