Monthly Archives: December 2018

California Farm Bureau honors young farmers – from Western Farm Press

A diversified farmer from Tulare County and a farm couple from Glenn County have earned awards for achievement and excellence among young farmers and ranchers in California. They received the awards during the 100th California Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting … Continue reading

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A groundwater recharge call to action – from the University of California

From the UC’s Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative There are only two ways to reduce groundwater overdraft: decrease pumping or increase recharge. While addressing California’s overdraft will certainly require both actions, we convened a meeting of water management experts around groundwater … Continue reading

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CDFA veterinarian honored by equine practitioners group

From a news release Dr. Kent Fowler, a CDFA veterinarian and chief of the agency’s Animal Health Branch, has been recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Distinguished Service Award honors exemplary service … Continue reading

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UC Davis veterinarian uses fish skin to heal animals burned in Camp Fire – video from CBS SF Bay Area

Dr. Jamie Peyton, chief of the Integrative Medicine Service with the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, is assisting veterinarians in the Chico-area by using sterilized tilapia skins to treat burns on dogs and cats injured in the Camp Fire. Peyton … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joins California almond growers to discuss sustainability goals for 2025

CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the Almond Board of California this week at a meeting to introduce and discuss the board’s sustainability goals for 2025. The goals are: Further reduce the water used to grow almonds. Increase adoption of environmentally … Continue reading

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CDFA joins recognition of World Soil Day

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural organizations around the globe today are celebrating “World Soil Day,” a day designated by the food and agriculture arm of the United Nations to celebrate soil and its nexus with human well-being, climate stabilization, and vibrant ecosystems. With … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Border Protection Stations assist partner agencies in recycling container enforcement

Note – CDFA routinely works with CalRecycle and the Department of Justice to provide information about used beverage containers entering the state at Border Protection Stations. The agencies have also teamed-up to conduct several interdiction efforts on roads commonly used … Continue reading

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CDFA joins PUC and CA Air Resources Board in selection of dairy biomethane participants for gas pipeline pilot project

From a California Public Utilities Commission news release The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) have announced funding for six pilot projects in the San Joaquin and … Continue reading

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Winegrape growers focus post-fire efforts on research

News release from the Lake County Winegrape Commission With an increase in the number and duration of large wildfires, the California wine industry is working together to explore ways to combat the effect of smoke exposure and fire damage on … Continue reading

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