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Son of immigrants urges peers to embrace changing Ag opportunities – from Western Farm Press

By Tim Hearden The son of immigrants, Miguel Gomez knows a thing or two about seizing the future. After growing up watching his father work 60 hours a week as a leafy greens foreman in California’s Salinas Valley while attending … Continue reading

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Coming in April and May – virtual regional workshops on state conservation goals

The California Natural Resources Agency has announced upcoming dates for regional workshops to engage the public on Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Nature-Based Solutions (N-82-20).   Registration and participant information will be shared publicly and available on the Nature-Based Solutions webpage in early April.

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Did You Know? CDFA Bee Safe Program protects essential hives

Read the report here Learn more about pollinator protection here

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CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program Reaches Milestone of Completed Projects

CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices on California dairy and livestock operations, which will result in reduced emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) 25 times more potent than … Continue reading

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Finding a balance between demand and supply to get to groundwater sustainability – from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

By Lori Pottinger The San Joaquin Valley has begun to grapple with implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Figuring out the math of balancing water supply and demand in ways that cause the least economic harm to farmers and … Continue reading

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Ag Day 2021 – Secretary Ross chats with young Ag leaders about future prospects and resilience

Welcome to Ag Day 2021! California’s theme this year is Celebrating Resilience. In this video, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross chats with five young Ag leaders about resilience as well as exciting future prospects in agriculture. We are observing Ag Day … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ag Day 2021!

Please join us today with social media posts using the hashtags below.

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President Biden, USDA Secretary Vilsack recognize March 23 as National Agriculture Day 2021

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation’s past and present. America’s … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joins California students in recognition of Ag Week

The annual Ag Week is underway in California and the US, with Ag Day 21 occurring tomorrow. In recognition of the week, CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to virtually welcome more than … Continue reading

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Did You Know? CDFA’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program adapts during COVID to deliver produce boxes to seniors

Read the report here Click on this link to learn more about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

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