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Student-run project attempts to match food waste with hunger – from the California Aggie

By Sneha Ramachandran The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found in 2010 that the U.S. wastes approximately 30-40 percent of its food supply, equaling almost 133 billion pounds of food. It is also estimated that 40 million people in the … Continue reading

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“Growing Together” – CDFA working with farmers, ranchers at Latino Farmer Conference

With the theme of “Growing Together,” California’s 5th annual Latino Farmer Conference is being held today in Tulare at the International AgriCenter. More than 300 farmers and ranchers are in attendance, along with CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI), … Continue reading

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World’s first true red spinach variety released by USDA

From Morning Ag Clips USDA Red, the world’s first true red spinach variety has been developed and released by the Agricultural Research Service. Spinach has always been known as a green leafy vegetable. There are leafy vegetables often called red … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Nirmal Saini

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone. Today we continue with the Centennial Reflections video … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross on CA Grown tour along central coast

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California dairy digester specialists win EPA’s Clean Air Technology Award

News Release from the Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Calgren Dairy Fuels Pipeline Project and five other groups and individuals nationwide for their innovative work on clean air projects. The 2019 Clean Air … Continue reading

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Join CDFA at Latino Farmer Conference

CDFA will be at the fifth annual Latino Farmer Conference on Tuesday, November 19, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. There will be representation from several CDFA programs, including the Farmer Equity Advisor, CalCannabis, the Office of Environmental Farming and … Continue reading

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Study – California working landscapes generate $333 billion in sales and 1.5 million jobs

By Pamela Kan-Rice, UC ANR California’s working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state’s economy, according to a new study by the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research, California Economic … Continue reading

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CDFA and the Netherlands renew commitment to cooperate on climate smart agriculture

CDFA and the Netherlands have reaffirmed their commitment to work together on climate smart agriculture in addition to water management, ag-tech, food waste, antimicrobial resistance, and dairy farming. CDFA secretary Karen Ross and the Netherlands assistant vice minister for agriculture, … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Richard Rominger

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone. Today we continue with the Centennial Reflections video … Continue reading

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