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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Secretary Ross on CA Grown tour along central coast

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California dairy digester specialists win EPA’s Clean Air Technology Award

News Release from the Environmental Protection Agency The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Calgren Dairy Fuels Pipeline Project and five other groups and individuals nationwide for their innovative work on clean air projects. The 2019 Clean Air … Continue reading

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Join CDFA at Latino Farmer Conference

CDFA will be at the fifth annual Latino Farmer Conference on Tuesday, November 19, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. There will be representation from several CDFA programs, including the Farmer Equity Advisor, CalCannabis, the Office of Environmental Farming and … Continue reading

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Study – California working landscapes generate $333 billion in sales and 1.5 million jobs

By Pamela Kan-Rice, UC ANR California’s working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state’s economy, according to a new study by the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research, California Economic … Continue reading

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CDFA and the Netherlands renew commitment to cooperate on climate smart agriculture

CDFA and the Netherlands have reaffirmed their commitment to work together on climate smart agriculture in addition to water management, ag-tech, food waste, antimicrobial resistance, and dairy farming. CDFA secretary Karen Ross and the Netherlands assistant vice minister for agriculture, … Continue reading

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#CDFACentennial – Centennial Reflections video series with Richard Rominger

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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CDFA annual report on livestock antimicrobial use and stewardship

In January 2018, livestock owners, veterinarians and consumer advocates came together in support of a new law regulating antibiotic use in livestock in an effort to forestall the development of antimicrobial resistance and promote both animal health and human health. … Continue reading

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California agriculture in 2050 – where we are headed and why

At its monthly meeting today, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture heard a cautiously optimistic appraisal of agriculture’s future through 2050 from economist Dr. Daniel Sumner, director of the Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis. Dr. Sumner believes … Continue reading

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CDFA teams-up with law enforcement to bust suspected cattle thief – from the Red Bluff Daily News

A Corning man was arrested following months of investigation in connection with a cattle theft in which two Bay Area men were victims, resulting in a loss of $216,000, according to a press release issued by the Tehama County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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CDFA hosts informational webpage on wildfire recovery resources for farmers and ranchers

Please follow this link to CDFA’s Wildfire Recovery Resources Page

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