Category Archives: Agricultural Marketing

New vegetable variety caulilini on market – from the Salinas Californian

By Kate Cimini Salinas-based company Mann Packing has introduced a new vegetable to the U.S. market, debuting a 10-ounce packet of caulilini florets in Chicago, at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo . Previously only sold wholesale to … Continue reading

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Best of Show: California’s finest wine, beer, cheese and olive oil recognized at State Capitol

It’s fair season! With the State Fair coming up July 12-28, judges have been busy tasting and testing some of California’s finest agricultural products for the coveted annual “Best of Show” awards. CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt joined in the festivities on the … Continue reading

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Almond Festival! Flavor, fun and innovation on the State Capitol’s west steps

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CDFA official heads National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO) organization

CDFA Egg Safety and Quality Manager Tony Herrera has been elected president of the National Egg Regulatory Officials organization (NERO). This is his second time serving as president of NERO. Herrera’s responsibilities at CDFA include planning, directing, managing and overseeing … Continue reading

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Apple Hill – the season is upon us

With Fall now in full swing, Californians are again starting to turn their attention to El Dorado County’s Apple Hill, which is in the midst of its 2018 production season. Here’s an encore presentation on Apple Hill’s draw as a agritourism destination, … Continue reading

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Meet the new apple boss: Gala – from The New York Times

By Niraj Chokshi, The New York Times After more than a half-century as America’s most-grown apple, the Red Delicious is on track to be ousted this year by a sweet, juicy, young upstart: the Gala. That’s according to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Road Trip! “Scrumptious California Tour” shows foodies the salad bowl of the world

Get your foodie passport ready to tour scrumptious California veggie country! With over 970 thousand acres of harvested vegetables, melons, and strawberries, the just released USDA NASS Vegetables 2017 Summary places California at a whopping $7.85 billion in vegetable production – over … Continue reading

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A look back at Ag Day 2018

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California Ag Day 2018 – photo highlights

Our Ag Day 2018 celebration on the steps of the California Capitol was a lot like California agriculture: a little of everything. We had enough raindrops to keep things growing, and enough food, flowers and fun to fill every cowboy hat in the place. Our … Continue reading

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California-grown coffee generating a buzz – from NPR

By Jodi Helmer In most coffee shops, you can choose a cup of joe brewed with beans from countries like Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica and Yemen. Now, a new crop of coffee growers is working to get coffee brewed from … Continue reading

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