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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Capitol Frog Jump to get hoppin’ this week

Each of California’s 78 fairs is a reflection of the local community, and the famed Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is no exception. It’s coming up May 17-20, and the folks here in Sacramento are getting a head … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chronicle – Hot dogs hound state’s scofflaw parcel shippers Laramie Treviño Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Say your grandmother in Florida wants to share her citrus harvest and mails you a box of juicy fruit in a package with no hint of its contents. Or relatives in San Antonio … Continue reading

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USDA addresses frequently asked questions about BSE

Please see this link to view the USDA web page on BSE, including frequently asked questions and answers, which are also provided below: Q. What is Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy? A. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as “mad cow … Continue reading

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Singapore farmers inspire with innovation and commitment to community

In California, I have the opportunity to meet with farmers almost everyday, and it’s a point of pride that they are widely admired for their innovation and support of local communities. What was inspiring about my trip to Singapore, a … Continue reading

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Earth Day and Farming

As the daughter of a farmer, I grew up with a love of the land and a deep respect for nature – you might say a native understanding that every day was Earth Day. My father worked the land. He … Continue reading

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Modesto Bee – Soon to be deployed troops visit Fresno for farming lesson When Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Rowe’s Army bosses told him they were sending him for a week of beekeeping and tree pruning here in the San Joaquin Valley, he was irked. “My first reaction was, what the hell would … Continue reading

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Asia trade delegation an excellent opportunity to promote California products

Expanding export opportunities for California’s farmers, ranchers and food processors is a priority for me as I visit Singapore and South Korea as part of a U.S. trade delegation focusing on trade, market access and promotions. During my time in … Continue reading

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Ever thought about exporting? CDFA hosts new program to introduce California’s farmers, ranchers, and food processors to international trade

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in cooperation with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association and the California Centers for International Trade Development, will be hosting three seminars across the state to promote export services and encourage companies … Continue reading

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Discover California’s Fairs

There is an exclusive website hosted just for California Fairs – to assist people in visiting the 78 local fairs in our great state. Fairs are unique, community institutions which maintain their local flavor and identity. Find a fair near … Continue reading

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From Fresno Bee – New app helps with citrus disease fight By Robert Rodriguez – The Fresno Bee Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012 | 07:09 PM What to do if you spot a bug on your backyard citrus tree that you suspect is the dreaded Asian citrus psyllid? Well, there is … Continue reading

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