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CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock ID Works to Prevent Cattle Rustling

Cattle rustling may seem like a crime of yesteryear, but it is still a part of the agricultural landscape today. That’s why the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Bureau of Livestock Identification keeps careful track of the sale, transport … Continue reading

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CDFA Information Technology Projects Recognized for Excellence

Leveraging information technology through partnerships with agency programs is a key to success at California Department of Food and Agriculture, which recently received a 2012 Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government from the National … Continue reading

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West Nile virus in horses – first case of 2012

An unfortunate annual event occurred last week – for the first time in 2012, a horse in California was found to have west Nile virus. The two-year old filly from Stanislaus County wasn’t vaccinated and had to be euthanized. Each … Continue reading

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A world free of foot-and-mouth disease within sight – from the Homeland Security News Wire The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), paving the way for the development of the others; FMD is one of the most … Continue reading

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