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Monthly Archives: December 2013

New study to reflect conservation benefits from farming in Central Valley

Every year thousands of California farmers work hard to protect the environment while maintaining the state’s enviable status as the Nation’s top agricultural producer. Farmers establish highly efficient irrigation systems, limit or stop the runoff from their farms, add vegetative … Continue reading

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CDFA employees get into the spirit of giving

I don’t know about you, but my office is filled with holiday spirit this year! Ornaments abound, along with snowy gnomes, red and green stockings, even little reindeer made with chocolate bars and pipe cleaners – the stuff of celebration … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Almond Futures

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Almond Futures.”

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Farm to Food Bank Month – Big increase in fresh produce donations to Central Valley food bank

“Feeding people is what Ag does.” -California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross. Feeding people is also what local food banks do. So it should be no surprise that agriculture is an essential and enthusiastic partner in the … Continue reading

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Governor Brown directs formation of interagency drought task force

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Citing concerns about agriculture, Department of Water Resources names drought management team – News Release The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has mobilized a new drought management effort to prepare for and reduce potential impacts of what is expected to be a third straight dry year in 2014. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the department … Continue reading

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The holiday gift that gives back

With the holiday season now fully upon us, I’d like to take moment to suggest a gift you may not have considered – the California Agriculture License Plate. This is an excellent way to show support for California agriculture while … Continue reading

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Governor Brown weighs in with Congress on Farm Bill, opposes King Amendment

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has sent the following letter about the Farm Bill to Congressional leadership in Washington D.C.

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Vote CDFA’s “Report a Pest” for app of the year!

CDFA’s Report a Pest mobile app–available on iPhone and Droid operating systems–has been nominated by the web site govfresh as the Civic App of the Year. Please help us win by casting a vote for us!

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Farm-to-Fork web site connects consumers to California agriculture

CDFA is pleased to announce the California Farm to Fork web site, a place to highlight programs and projects that focus on sourcing, marketing and increasing the use of California crops. The web site features links to a page that … Continue reading

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