Tag Archives: Karen Ross

October is Manufacturing Awareness and Appreciation Month

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross joined a coalition of manufacturing sector representatives at the State Capitol today for the presentation of a letter from Governor Jerry Brown recognizing October 2017 as Manufacturing Awareness and Appreciation … Continue reading

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Marking the Eradication of the European Grapevine Moth

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross gathered with grape growers, winemakers, stakeholders and colleagues from federal and county agencies on Friday, Oct. 21 to mark a mutual achievement: eradication of the European grapevine moth (EGVM). “The growers and their communities where this … Continue reading

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SALC program preserves ag land for climate benefits – from the Strategic Growth Council

Its Second Year, Cap-and-Trade Funded SALC Program Commits $37.4 Million to Shield Agricultural Land from Development Twenty California properties may be permanently set aside for agriculture thanks to a first-of-its kind state program that invests in farmland conservation in order … Continue reading

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Food Safe Families with Oakland school children, the USDA and a ‘Big League Foodie’

I spent an energizing afternoon at Parker Elementary School in Oakland this week, where students took full advantage of a presentation about how to handle, prepare and store food safely and help protect their families from food poisoning. USDA’s Food Safety and … Continue reading

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Migrant farmworker housing: Part of the solution for our industry’s workforce – and their families

Recently, I had the privilege of taking part in a tour of several housing centers for our state’s migrant farmworkers hosted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.  I was eager to participate in this tour with Business, … Continue reading

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Farm to Food Bank Month – Secretary Ross joins State Board of Food and Agriculture for visit to Northern California food bank

In recognition of December as Farm to Food Bank Month, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross today joined the California State Board of Food and Agriculture at California Emergency Foodlink, the nation’s largest food bank. The event highlighted food donation by farmers … Continue reading

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