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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sacramento Bee-Chinese wine buyers visit Lodi LODI – With bottles ready for tasting, a group of Lodi wine producers waited anxiously Friday morning for a delegation of monied business people they hoped to impress. The vintners burst into applause when the group finally arrived, over … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross in video urging participation in Census of Agriculture

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross appears in a short video PSA reminding California farmers and ranchers to participate in the USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture. July 1 is the deadline for signing up for the census, which is intended to be … Continue reading

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CBS News/Associated Press – Bees pollinate the Big Apple (CBS/AP) NEW YORK – An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They’ll sting if you get too close. Honeybees have taken up residence at the Waldorf-Astoria … Continue reading

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New York Times reports on upcoming foie gras ban Waddling Into the Sunset By JESSE McKINLEY PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. THE countdown to foie-mageddon has begun. With less than a month until California’s first-in-the nation ban on foie gras takes effect, fans of the fattened duck and goose liver … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Businessweek – The Global Obesity Bomb New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in the headlines last week for his proposal to ban soft drink servings over 16 ounces. It’s the latest front of his war against obesity, which kills 5,000 residents in the city each … Continue reading

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Truckee Border Inspection Station on Reno TV

CDFA’s border inspection station at Truckee was recently featured as the lead story on a Reno TV newscast. Many northern Nevada residents regularly drive through the station, which is one of many safeguards in California to protect natural resources and a food supply that helps … Continue reading

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