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Donating farm products to food banks – upcoming webinar

CDFA partners with California Association of Food Banks to provide resources and information to  farmers, ranchers and food processors Webinar – Wednesday, April 8 from 10-11 a.m. Join CDFA and the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) to discuss resources and funding … Continue reading

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Ag Leadership Program alums reunite at World Ag Expo to celebrate 50th class

CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt joined farmers, ranchers and leaders from throughout California’s agricultural community this morning at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, coming together as alumni of the famed California Agricultural Leadership Foundation program known simply as “Ag … Continue reading

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Statement by Don Cameron, President of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture on the Governor’s Proposed Budget

As a farmer, the investments by Governor Newsom in the proposed budget to our rural communities, the food and agricultural sector and for climate resilience is a strong step forward for a “California for All.” This is especially true for … Continue reading

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California State Board of Food and Agriculture Seeking Public Input on California’s Water Future (Meetings in Redding and Fresno)

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is hosting a series of public forums to allow farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders opportunities to provide input on the California’s Water Future. Public Forums on California’s Water Future Redding – Tuesday, … Continue reading

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LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS RECEIVES CALIFORNIA LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD

From the Sand County Foundation: Lundberg Family Farms has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 California Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by … Continue reading

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CDFA Honors Craig McNamara’s tenure and leadership on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture

After more than 16 years on the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, with the last 7 years as Board President, Craig McNamara is stepping down from his position on the Board to participate as a 2018 Fellow in … Continue reading

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Update to California Ag Vision Released – Framework for Future Action by the California State Board of Food and Agriculture

From water to labor, the dynamics of farming and ranching continue to change. In this environment, building meaningful relationships is critical to telling the story of California agriculture. I truly believe that California is a better place to live, because … Continue reading

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Farm-to-Food Bank Month a time for sharing and caring

More than four-million people in California are food-insecure and need a little help. It just doesn’t seem right to have that many people lacking nourishment in a state that produces such a bounty of healthy food. In recognition of that need, … Continue reading

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Video: Taking Advantage of Storm Flows

DWR Director Mark Cowin and USBR Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo respond to storm flow questions at a recent California State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting. The California Department of Water Resources, which operates the State Water Project, and … Continue reading

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El Capitan Achievement Celebrated with California Sparkling Wine

Here area couple of exciting photos of Sonoma County native Kevin Jorgeson and his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell celebrating with California sparkling wine after scaling the Dawn Wall of El Capitan – a feat that has earned them admiration and cheers from all … Continue reading

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