Planting Seeds - Food & Farming News from CDFA

Category Archives: Uncategorized


CDFA teams up with partners to introduce California Pollinator Coalition

A broad array of organizations from across California’s agricultural and environmental landscape today announced a working coalition to address their shared commitment to the health of wild and managed pollinators. The Coalition is focusing on increasing the value working lands … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A shared responsibility – CDFA calls for Industry Participation to Help Solve Recurring Food Safety Incidents

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a constituent update today—FDA Takes Two Important Steps to Advance the Safety of Leafy Greens—farmers, researchers and regulators are urged to collaborate on many fronts to understand and prevent foodborne outbreaks … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

USDA announces reopening of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces FSA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) signup is reopened as of April 5, 2021, as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Farmers and ranchers will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reducing food waste through recovery and upcycling

Did you know that “food recovery” means preventing waste by recovering as much wholesome food as possible for people in need? Did you know that “food upcycling” is the re-use of food or food byproducts to create new ways of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Secretary Ross talks climate with Agri-Pulse

Secretary Ross: “This is about helping to solve the biggest challenge of our time. Nothing’s more rewarding than to be able to grow food and feed people, but to be able to do this and solve these problems and to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Opinion: A law has empowered farmworkers for 46 years. The Supreme Court must let it be — from the Washington Post

By Jerry Brown and Miles Reiter Jerry Brown was the governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. Miles Reiter is a berry grower and the chairman and chief executive of Driscoll’s. This week, in the case … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Recognizing Cesar Chavez Day

March 31st is a state holiday to remember the commitment of Cesar Chavez to respect and honor the work of farmworkers and their contribution to California agriculture. Today and every day, we thank farmworkers for all they do to bring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

California Association of Food Banks Partners with Certified Farmers’ Market Producers to Provide Fresh Produce to Seniors — Bid Process Opens Today

The California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) is now accepting bids from farmers and third parties to provide food boxes to low-income senior citizens as part of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The CAFB request for proposals is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment