Monthly Archives: September 2019

Caltech gets $750 million for climate change research – from the New York Times

By Dana Goldstein It will take huge efforts, according to experts, to avert disasters related to climate change. Commitments from reluctant leaders to reform the global economy. Shifts in the daily routines of citizens. And research from the world’s greatest … Continue reading

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CDFA participates in 52nd annual Native American Day

Hundreds of people from throughout the state celebrated the history of California’s Native Americans at the 52nd Annual Native American Day event that took place at the west steps of the State Capitol. California Governor Gavin Newsom spoke at the … Continue reading

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Ribbon-cutting brings new citrus lab online to help with Huanglongbing (HLB) research

CDFA undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt (fifth from left) joined the department’s new Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Division Director Victoria Hornbaker (second from left), along with growers, packers and leaders of the citrus industry and research community at UC Riverside to cut … Continue reading

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Summer interns gain appreciation for CDFA’s role in agriculture

College student Andrea Levinson applied for a summer internship this year at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to gain hands-on experience in her field of study. After three months at the agency’s Division of Inspection Services (ISD), … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross at Climate Crisis and Future of Food Conference in New York City

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CDFA part of soil initiative that helps connect the dots between soil and plate – from Civil Eats

By Nancy Matsumoto EXCERPTED Anthony Myint vividly recalls the moment he encountered the idea that would shift his life’s path. In 2014, the San Francisco chef and his wife and business partner, Karen Leibowitz, visited California carbon ranching pioneer John … Continue reading

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Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt speaks at Germany/California Bioenergy Symposium

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Grant will help combat onion disease

 From Morning Ag Clips For years more than 15 bacterial species have ruined millions of dollars worth of onion crops across the United States. That is bound to change, as a group of 24 researchers from 12 states across the … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Lynn Morgan

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 video … Continue reading

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After watching brother give up on gardening, man designs tabletop gardens for the disabled – from the Good News Network

After Terry Garrett witnessed his ailing brother lose the ability to pursue his love of gardening, he took it upon himself to ensure that anybody—regardless of whether they are confined to a wheelchair—could keep their green thumbs in the dirt. … Continue reading

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