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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ag leaders on-hand as Governor Brown signs landmark groundwater legislation

Signing message from Governor Brown To Members of the California Legislature: I am signing AB 1739, SB 1168 and SB 1319, which taken collectively establish a new structure for managing the State’s groundwater. These bills accomplish a number of goals … Continue reading

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Climate change’s impact on restaurants – from the Sacramento Bee

By Patrick Mulvaney, chef and restaurateur When I read about climate change, I learn about rising sea levels and shrinking polar ice caps – problems for 100 years in the future. But when I talk to my friends and customers about climate change, the … Continue reading

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Millennials set characteristic spending patterns for food – From The Atlantic

Just how different are millennials? So far, quite. Millennials (adults born in the 80s and 90s) are spending money differently than previous generations, preferring to throw cash at new experiences and adventures and to reward socially responsible companies that they can … Continue reading

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Parcel inspection dog on TV for actions to help protect citrus

KMAX-31, Sacramento. KCRA-3, Sacramento. Note – There is a brief glitch in the video at the 35-second mark.

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California gets $22 million from USDA for conservation programs – News Release

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $328 million in conservation funding (more than $22 million to California) is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The USDA initiative will benefit wildlife … Continue reading

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Drought-related training program offered by California Labor Agency and CA Community Colleges – News Release

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), the Employment Training Panel (ETP), and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office signed an agreement to provide job training to workers and employers in California locales hit hardest by the drought. LWDA … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Admission Day

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September 9, 2014, as Admission Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION Soon after the outbreak of war in 1846, United … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial Plaza at California State Fairgrounds to open for September 11 anniversary

In observance of the September 11 attack of the World Trade Center in 2001, the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at the California State Fairgrounds at Cal Expo will open to the general public on September 11, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Water Wise

The latest segment of the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Water Wise.” This video content is no longer available.

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From the Bakersfield Californian: Paramount’s Lynda Resnick leads Lost Hills transformation

From the Bakersfield Californian BY JOHN COX Californian staff writer Ruben Garcia remembers life in the western Kern County town of Lost Hills 30 years ago when there were few street lights, little to do and most roads were dusty … Continue reading

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