Monthly Archives: September 2018

CDFA IT staff shares Best of California award for work on cannabis program

The Center for Digital Government held its annual Best of California Awards ceremony yesterday as part of the California Digital Government Summit in Sacramento.  CDFA was recognized as one of four departments for Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations for its work on … Continue reading

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CDFA welcomes Thea Rittenhouse as Farm Equity Advisor

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Citrus Dogs – Can specially trained pooches sniff out Huanglongbing? From the Fresno Bee

By Robert Rodriguez They’ve been used to detect drugs, bombs and bugs. Now a team of specially trained dogs will put their wet noses to work in California, sniffing out a fatal citrus disease with the potential to cripple the … Continue reading

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Ag production data for 2017 show value increase in California

The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its first production data summaries for 2017 in California, with a total for the year of $50.13 billion, an increase of $3.7 billion from 2016, or six percent. The ERS also provided … Continue reading

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The Netherlands joins California and France in Global Soil Health Challenge

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Climate Smart Agriculture – Alternative Manure Management Program

The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap and Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment. The AMMP … Continue reading

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California and France Announce Soil Health Commitment at the Global Climate Action Summit

Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the government of California announced the launch of a Global Soil Health Challenge in partnership with France. The challenge calls on governments across the world – both national and sub-national … Continue reading

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Climate Smart Agriculture – SWEEP saves water, reduces greenhouse gas emissions

One of the Climate Smart Agriculture programs operated by CDFA and up for discussion at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit is the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). This program is one of several at CDFA supported by … Continue reading

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Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture: a “California Conversation” brings leaders, innovators together

  The Global Climate Action Summit is September 12-14 in San Francisco. The affiliated Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture Event in Sonoma County is connecting climate stakeholders including farmers and ranchers, multinational corporations, foreign governments and non-governmental organizations to further the role of agriculture in … Continue reading

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Climate Smart Agriculture and California’s Healthy Soils Initiative

The discussions underway at the Scaling-up Climate Smart Agriculture and Global Climate Action Summit events this week include the critical importance of healthy soils. California’s Healthy Soils Initiative is a collaboration of state agencies and departments, led by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, … Continue reading

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