Monthly Archives: October 2019

#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 video … Continue reading

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Al Gore warns of a looming food crisis caused by climate change – from the Washington Post

By Amanda Little “I’ve done so many presentations I just never get nervous anymore, but I was nervous before this one — so much new material,” Al Gore said (earlier this month) as he launched into the latest iteration of … Continue reading

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Farm to school success in Napa

October is National Farm to School Month and we’re highlighting the work of CDFA’s Farm to School Program! CDFA supports Farm to School efforts across California in order to improve student nutrition and sustain local farming and ranching. The Napa … Continue reading

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A message from CDFA secretary Karen Ross on the California wildfire response

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Northern California fairs serving as emergency shelters for Kincade Fire evacuees and animals

Fairgrounds in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino and Alameda counties, as well as the California state fairgrounds in Sacramento, are offering emergency shelter to people and animals in the path of the Kincade Fire. Nearly 200,000 people have been under evacuation … Continue reading

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Apple Hill – the season is upon us

With Fall now in full swing, Californians are again turning their attention to El Dorado County’s Apple Hill, which is in the midst of its 2019 production season. Here’s an encore presentation on Apple Hill’s draw as a agritourism destination, from CDFA’s … Continue reading

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Embracing the challenge to reduce food insecurity and food waste – from the Sacramento Bee

By Manuela Tobias Maximina Molina Sanchez is worried about going hungry this winter. She depends on the food bank in Huron to feed her husband and two kids. But with most agricultural workers out of jobs during the winter, demand … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross welcomes Arima Kozina to CDFA

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with AG Kawamura

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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School gardens provide hands-on connection to agriculture

October is National Farm to School Month and we’re highlighting the work of CDFA’s Farm to School Program! Time and again, research shows that students who plant, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables can’t wait to eat them. With hopes … Continue reading

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