Monthly Archives: January 2019

Grant funding available for renewable energy in agriculture

The California Energy Commission has released a grant funding opportunity for eligible renewable energy projects installed on agricultural operations. Awarded grants can range from $25,000 to $350,000. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. The application … Continue reading

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A look at weights and measures – from the Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen Note – CDFA’s Division of Measurement Standards works closely with county sealers of weights and measures who, under the supervision and direction of the CDFA secretary, carry out the vast majority of weights and measures enforcement activities … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Ag Day set for March 20

Link to Ag Day Web page

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CDFA budget highlights for 2019-2020

California governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2019-20 “California for All” budget proposal to the Legislature today – a fiscal blueprint that builds a strong financial foundation by investing an unprecedented $13.6 billion in budget resiliency and paying down unfunded pension … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom reappoints Karen Ross as CDFA Secretary

News release from the office of California Governor Gavin Newsom: Karen Ross of Sacramento has been reappointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the state cabinet-level department established in 1919 to promote and protect a safe, healthy … Continue reading

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New app connects beekeepers and growers

From Morning Ag Clips Pollination Network, a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers, launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps beekeepers to find jobs with nearby … Continue reading

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Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds continues to assist Camp Fire victims – from the Appeal-Democrat

Steve Edwards hadn’t been back to Paradise since the Camp Fire destroyed much of the town and surrounding areas in November, including his home. When he returned to see the aftermath earlier this week, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I … Continue reading

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Full statistics now available for crop year 2017

The California Agricultural Statistics Review for crop year 2017 has been released. It reports that California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents an increase of almost 6 percent compared to … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Centennial: 1919-2019

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has reached a milestone: 2019 is our centennial year, the 100th anniversary of the Legislature’s decision to establish the protection and promotion of agriculture as necessary and important for our state’s success.  The generations of farmers who have worked the … Continue reading

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CDFA joins state agencies tracking five years of progress on California Water Action Plan

The California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Food and Agriculture today released a California Water Action Plan implementation report outlining five years of progress toward sustainable management of California’s water resources. Issued … Continue reading

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