Monthly Archives: January 2019

CalCannabis: 2018 by the numbers

More information at the CalCannabis web site.

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#CDFACentennial – a century of work against Bovine Tuberculosis

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone. This post is about Bovine Tuberculosis, a … Continue reading

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New report from American Farmland Trust: women landowners impact conservation practices

From Morning Ag Clips American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement “No Farms No Food,” has published its Women for the Land Program report, “Testing the Women Landowner Conservation Learning Circle Model.” The report, along with illustrative profiles and … Continue reading

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Healthy Soils: CDFA hosts Chinese delegation

CDFA recently hosted a Chinese delegation visiting to learn more about the department’s Healthy Soils Program. The delegation was comprised of directors and agronomists from China’s agricultural extension services, similar to the University of California Cooperative Extension service. The delegation was … Continue reading

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Excellence in Public Service: Bob Wynn, Statewide Coordinator for CDFA’s Pierce’s Disease Control Program since its inception in 2000, leaves state service

Bob Wynn was appointed Statewide Coordinator for the newly created Pierce’s Disease Control Program in December 2000 – but his professional path to that position began 25 years before when he followed in the footsteps of his father, Robert Wynn, … Continue reading

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Tulare County third-grader grows prize-winning giant cabbage

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Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply – from Associated Press

By Dee Ann Durbin U.S. shoppers are still paying more for organic food, but the price premium is falling as organic options multiply. Last year, organic food and beverages cost an average of 24 cents more per unit than conventional … Continue reading

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Wine Institute donates archive to UC Davis

By Jessica Nusbaum and Julia Ann Easley, UC Davis Airline menus boasting California wines, vineyard growing histories and even a movie screenplay set during Prohibition are among the latest additions to the wine collections of the library at the University … Continue reading

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CDFA through history – your choice of starting points

Note – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate the milestone.     The California Department of Food and … Continue reading

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USDA confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Utah

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Utah County, Utah. This is the first case of virulent … Continue reading

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