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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Growing ranks of women farmers finding common ground- from Harvest Public Media

Aubrey Fletcher knew she wanted to work on a dairy farm ever since she was a little girl. “I do remember my mom asking, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to do?’” Fletcher recalls. Fletcher knew the work was … Continue reading

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USDA announces record growth in organic producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector. According to new data, there are now 21,781 certified organic operations … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross discusses trade and climate change in Vietnam

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is in Vietnam this week as part of a delegation of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA), a non-profit formed in 1980 by the 13 western state departments of agriculture as well as the … Continue reading

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CA State Fair announces 2016 award winners for agriculture, technology

The California State Fair has announced the recipients of its prestigious awards, including Agriculturalist of the Year. The State Fair annually recognizes the accomplishments and service of key individuals or organizations through a series of awards that are publicly recognized … Continue reading

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