Monthly Archives: March 2019

Bring Your Child to Work Day adds to Ag Day festivities

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Ag Day today – Rain or Shine!

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Secretary Ross meets young farmers and ranchers group visiting for Ag Day

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross today at agency headquarters with the Allen Hancock College Young Farmers and Ranchers Club, from Santa Barbara County. The group is in town for Ag Day festivities tomorrow at the State Capitol and has scheduled a … Continue reading

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Ag Day 2019 tomorrow!

Please join us on the west side of the State Capitol tomorrow for Ag Day 2019, rain or shine! The grounds are open to the public from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Here’s a look back at Ag Day last … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Merry Cardoza (Wells)

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 supplies a quarter of the world’s sunflower seeds – from Capital Press

By Padma Nagappan The majority of California’s sunflower crop is grown in the Sacramento Valley, mostly for seed production. The state accounts for 95 percent of the U.S supply and 25 percent of the world’s supply of sunflower seeds. Planted … Continue reading

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One week until Ag Day 2019!

Make plans to join us next Wednesday, March 20 at the State Capitol for Ag Day 2019! Our theme this year is 100 years of agriculture leadership – a centennial celebration! The grounds will be open to the public from … Continue reading

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California agriculture ready to scale-up climate solutions – from Agri-Pulse

Op-ed by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross A farm is a great teacher.   Like so many rural kids, my education was augmented and illustrated on my family’s farm in western Nebraska. Bottle-feeding calves to ensure proper nutrition, timing wheat-planting around … Continue reading

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Ventura County helps keep farming alive in Southern California – from the UC Food Observer

By Teresa O’Connor As you drive north on the U.S. Highway 101 Freeway from downtown Los Angeles, you probably don’t realize those picturesque open spaces about an hour away are some of the most productive farmland in the nation. In … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Baldo Villegas

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 Centennial Reflections video … Continue reading

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