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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

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World food prices down in December, up in 2017 – from Morning Ag Clips

Global food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, … Continue reading

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Proposed CDFA budget for 2018-2019 demonstrates steady course for agency and California

Governor Brown’s proposed budget of $488 million for the California Department of Food and Agriculture for 2018-2019 reflects his emphasis on steady growth while maintaining a sufficient rainy day fund. Some key CDFA proposals are as follows: Use of Antimicrobial … Continue reading

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CDFA Welcomes Assistant Secretary Rachael O’Brien

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10 ways ideas about healthy eating have changed – from the Washington Post

By Ellie Krieger Healthy isn’t what it used to be. I don’t mean that in the whiplash-inducing way all the clickbait headlines out there would have you think. Despite the seeming back and forth, there is remarkable consistency in core … Continue reading

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Video: CDFA helps California’s Hmong farmers conserve water and reduce emissions

California farmers Fong Tchieng and Vang C. Thao have a lot in common. They both have farming operations in the Central Valley. They both belong to the state’s vibrant – and growing – Hmong farming community. And most importantly, they … Continue reading

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Another beautiful weekend for California Grown at Tournament of Roses

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Remembering Christmases on the Farm

By CDFA Secretary Karen Ross As Christmas approaches this year, I’ve been on the road quite a bit and I’ve spoken with a lot of farmers and their families. On the drive back from Monterey, and before that from Napa … Continue reading

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CDFA veterinarian wins prestigious national award

CDFA Animal Health branch chief Dr. Kent Fowler was honored this year by the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) with its National Assembly Award, presented annually in recognition of outstanding, dedicated service and leadership in regulatory veterinary medicine. Dr. Fowler … Continue reading

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Video – Meet a CDFA veterinarian in the field

Thank you to the California Association of Professional Scientists for this video.

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