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Secretary Ross meets with Vietnamese Vice Minister of Agriculture

This afternoon CDFA Secretary Karen Ross met with a Vietnamese Delegation of government and business leaders led by Vice Minister Le Quoc Doanh of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. This meeting served as an opportunity to strengthen the … Continue reading

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Applications due March 1 for FARMER funding to upgrade agricultural trucks, equipment, reduce pollution

$4.65 million available — across 18 California air districts — for purchase of cleaner agricultural trucks, pump engines, tractors and more From the California Air Resources Board Funds to replace old agricultural equipment and vehicles are now available for 18 … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross tours World Ag Expo in Tulare

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross toured the exhibit grounds this afternoon at World Ag Expo in Tulare, including visits to CDFA booths and conversations with farmers and ranchers who traveled from throughout the state and beyond to take in the annual … 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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2019 in Review: Climate Smart Agriculture

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To Break Bread, We Need Water

Throughout the country, those who grow our food are grappling with water in changing climate. By Page Buono Water connects us across generations, cultures, geographies. And, though we may often forget, water also connects us across tables. We need water. … Continue reading

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Research partnership with CDFA and others uses compost to tackle climate change – from UC Merced

By Lorena Anderson A thin layer of compost applied to grasslands could help fight climate change by capturing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil, recent research shows. UC Merced Professor Rebecca Ryals and a team of researchers, ranchers … Continue reading

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California and Denmark to co-host webinar on anaerobic digestion and renewable natural gas

Farmers and ranchers in California and around the world are addressing climate change in many ways, including researching and developing new, innovative agricultural practices. Among those innovations are dairy digesters, which capture on-the-farm methane from cow manure and send it … Continue reading

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Earth Day on the Farm: Celebrating Soils, Science and Solutions

By Karen Ross, SecretaryCalifornia Department of Food & Agriculture When we celebrate Earth Day, we come together to recognize our earth as a giant, complex ecosystem that we – humans – have pushed out of balance. Why is it a … Continue reading

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Farmers look to adapt to climate change – from Bakersfield.com

By John Cox Delano citrus grower Matt Fisher prefers not to use the term “climate change,” and doesn’t like debating the topic, but he’s thought a lot about how to deal with it. He has invested in highly efficient drip-irrigation … Continue reading

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