Monthly Archives: January 2018

It’s Giant Orange Season – from the Sacramento Bee

By Debbie Arrington What’s up with the giant oranges? Backyard growers and longtime farmers both experienced the same phenomenon this winter: king-size navel oranges. Normally, navel oranges measure about 3 inches across. This month, these oversized oranges easily topped 4 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

CDFA among agencies featured in update on state climate adaptation, resiliency strategies

The California Natural Resources Agency has released an updated report on state actions and strategies to adapt to a changing climate. The Safeguarding California Plan: 2018 Update lays out a road map for everything state agencies are doing and will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Census of Agriculture – Deadline coming fast

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is underway in California and across the country, but the deadline for response–February 5, 2018–is closing fast. The USDA mailed questionnaires to over 3 million US producers in December 2017. So far, 21.75 percent of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Governor Brown takes action to increase zero-emission vehicles, fund new climate investments

Taking action to further California’s climate leadership, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles and charging and refueling stations in California. The Governor also detailed the new plan for investing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Members of Congress consider veterans’ food insecurity, Farm Bill – from Morning Ag Clips

The offices of a large group of bipartisan Representatives recently hosted a discussion on programs in the Farm Bill that support farmer veterans and reduce veterans’ food insecurity. The Veterans in the Farm Bill Congressional Briefing included a panel of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Agriculture’s impressive leadership on display at GEELA awards

Each year Governor Brown sponsors GEELA, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards, an event to recognize individuals and organizations for exceptional achievements in conservation and environmental stewardship. It is the state’s highest environmental honor. At the annual GEELA awards … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ag Day 2018 – March 20!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Organic Regulations and What They Mean for Registrants

California is the leading agricultural state in the country and we are proud of the products that are grown and produced here. The laws and regulations that are in place protect consumers, producers, handlers, processors, and retailers by establishing standards … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

CDFA meets with future of Ag at Cal Poly career fair

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NASA: Earth’s warming trend continued in 2017, even without El Nino – from the New York Times

By Henry Fountain, Jugal K. Patel and Nadja Popovich Earth’s long-term warming trend continued in 2017, government scientists reported Thursday, with average surface temperatures only slightly below the record heat of the previous year. But unlike 2016, last year’s warmth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment