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CDFA scientist tapped to lead national fertilizer organization

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Baldo Villegas

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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California-sponsored climate adaptation policy adopted by national association of state Ag departments

Today, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) passed a new climate resiliency policy supporting voluntary, incentive-based climate smart agricultural programs on a national scale. This amendment, sponsored by California and colleagues in Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington, … Continue reading

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Upcoming forum to discuss flood water as groundwater recharge

Projects that use floodwaters for recharging and storage of water into an aquifer play an important role in sustainable water management in California, and also provide many environmental benefits. Flood-MAR, which stands for Floodwater for Managed Aquifer Recharge, is a … Continue reading

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Nutrition and sustainability increasingly linked – from Agri-Pulse

Op-ed by Kerry Tucker and Teresa Siles Pressure to address sustainability and nutrition under a common framework is picking up steam as global stakeholders grapple with what it will take to sustainably produce enough food for healthy eating patterns given … Continue reading

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Back to the future – California Farm Bureau looks back 50 years to review future predictions

From Ag Alert By Dave Kranz To commemorate the California Farm Bureau Federation’s 50th anniversary, in 1969, the CFBF publication Farm Bureau Monthly set out on a bold project: predicting what agriculture would be like 50 years in the future. … Continue reading

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Video: Secretary Ross invites you to celebrate California Biodiversity Day on September 7

California’s tremendously varied natural and working lands make our state one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Please join CDFA and our partners at the California Natural Resources Agency in celebrating California Biodiversity Day on September 7, 2019. This annual … Continue reading

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New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses – prevention tips from CDFA

A total of seven California horses have tested positive in recent weeks for West Nile Virus, with six of the cases in the Central Valley and one in Riverside County. Two of the horses were euthanized due to the severity … Continue reading

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CDFA connecting foreign buyers and California companies

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Compost key to sequestering carbon in soil – from UC Davis

Note – CDFA’s Healthy Soils Program is working closely with UC Davis researchers. Secretary Karen Ross is quoted in this article. By Kat Kerlin By moving beyond the surface level and literally digging deep, scientists at the University of California, … Continue reading

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