Monthly Archives: March 2019

CDFA official heads National Egg Regulatory Officials (NERO) organization

CDFA Egg Safety and Quality Manager Tony Herrera has been elected president of the National Egg Regulatory Officials organization (NERO). This is his second time serving as president of NERO. Herrera’s responsibilities at CDFA include planning, directing, managing and overseeing … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Pat Minyard

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. Today we continue with the Centennial Reflections … Continue reading

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California Climate Investments – CDFA part of $1.4 billion program in 2018

A new report details how cap-and-trade investments are reducing climate-changing emissions while pumping money into local economies and improving public health and the environment across the state — especially in disadvantaged and low-income communities. Nearly $1.4 billion in new funding last year … Continue reading

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Swiss scientists played music to cheese as it aged – from Smithsonian.com

The creation of good cheese involves a complex dance between milk and bacteria. In a quite literal sense, playing the right tune while this dance unfolds changes the final product’s taste, a new study shows. Denis Balibouse and Cecile Mantovani … Continue reading

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CDFA Internship Program – Apply Now!

Now is the time to consider an internship at CDFA, and with it an opportunity to be part of an agency that supports one of the greatest food production systems in the world. With 80,500 farms and ranches, California agriculture … Continue reading

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Virulent Newcastle Disease update – USDA Shifts Emergency Funds to Address Disease in California

USDA secretary Sonny Perdue is making available an additional $45 million to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its partners to address the ongoing virulent Newcastle disease (VND) outbreak in Southern California.  This funding will allow APHIS … Continue reading

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Sacramento Farm Day puts kids in touch with Agriculture

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined in the “Sacramento Farm Day” festivities today, hosted by the California Farm Bureau Federation. The event,  presented by the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, brings in about 1,000 students and teachers who rotate … Continue reading

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Video – a look back at Ag Day 2019

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Student authors of Ag stories honored in Sacramento

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California Agriculture Day at the Capitol: photo highlights

Happy Ag Day! The California Department of Food and Agriculture hosts Agriculture Day at the Capitol each Spring in partnership with California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. This year’s theme was “Centennial Celebration: 100 … Continue reading

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