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CDFA Internship Program – Apply Now!

Now is the time to consider an internship at CDFA, and with it an opportunity to be part of an agency that supports one of the greatest food production systems in the world. With 80,500 farms and ranches, California agriculture … Continue reading

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Virulent Newcastle Disease update – USDA Shifts Emergency Funds to Address Disease in California

USDA secretary Sonny Perdue is making available an additional $45 million to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its partners to address the ongoing virulent Newcastle disease (VND) outbreak in Southern California.  This funding will allow APHIS … Continue reading

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Video – a look back at Ag Day 2019

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Student authors of Ag stories honored in Sacramento

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Bring Your Child to Work Day adds to Ag Day festivities

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Ag Day today – Rain or Shine!

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Secretary Ross meets young farmers and ranchers group visiting for Ag Day

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross today at agency headquarters with the Allen Hancock College Young Farmers and Ranchers Club, from Santa Barbara County. The group is in town for Ag Day festivities tomorrow at the State Capitol and has scheduled a … Continue reading

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Ag Day 2019 tomorrow!

Please join us on the west side of the State Capitol tomorrow for Ag Day 2019, rain or shine! The grounds are open to the public from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Here’s a look back at Ag Day last … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Merry Cardoza (Wells)

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 … Continue reading

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California supplies a quarter of the world’s sunflower seeds – from Capital Press

By Padma Nagappan The majority of California’s sunflower crop is grown in the Sacramento Valley, mostly for seed production. The state accounts for 95 percent of the U.S supply and 25 percent of the world’s supply of sunflower seeds. Planted … Continue reading

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