Monthly Archives: April 2013

Shanghai – an Excellent Market for California Agriculture

Our trade mission through China with Governor Brown continues with a stop in the exciting city of Shanghai – home of more than 23 million people and one of the largest cities in the world. It is the commercial and … Continue reading

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Organic Producers Encouraged to Follow Their Conservation Dreams—Quickly

Many organic farmers have dreams of a conservation project they would love to tackle: a multi-purpose hedgerow; an efficient, water-saving irrigation system; a comprehensive plan to build organic matter; a hoop house to extend the local growing season. But the … Continue reading

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News Release – Horse Owners Urged to Check West Nile Virus Vaccine Status

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=13-011 As the weather warms up and mosquitoes become more prevalent, California horse owners are advised to consult their veterinarian to ensure their horse’s vaccination status is current for maximum protection against West Nile Virus (WNV). Even though the disease … Continue reading

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California and China: Growing Together

As we leave Beijing for Shanghai on China’s high speed rail, traveling at approximately at 180mph through vibrant countryside, it’s exciting to envision California’s future. Governor Brown is embracing that future with an agreement with six local Chinese governments to … Continue reading

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Video – The never-ending work to stop invasive species

In our ongoing recognition of April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month, we have posted a video of Mark Hoddle of UC Riverside and his work to stop the goldspotted oak borer, a pest that threatens California’s oak groves. The UC is … Continue reading

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China Welcomes California!

Pleasant weather and clear skies welcomed Governor Brown’s delegation to Beijing – the first stop on our three-city tour of this dynamic country. As part of the trade delegation, I am here to promote California as a place for business … Continue reading

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USDA proclaims April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2013/04/pest_awareness_month.shtml The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today proclaimed April as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.” All month, APHIS will highlight how invasive species can enter the United States and … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Visits CDFA

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. stopped by this week at the monthly meeting of the California State Board of Agriculture, at CDFA headquarters. The board is comprised of gubernatorial appointees. The governor pointed out that he last attended a state board meeting during his first time … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – “Urban Farmer”

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Urban Farmer,” a story about a community organization working to produce food and educate young people.  

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