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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Video – from farmworkers to vintners in “Love on the Vine”

NOTE – In an effort to celebrate and highlight the work of California’s farmers, farmworkers, and everyone whose work helps to keep the food supply chain flowing, Governor Newsom has proclaimed October as California Farmer and Farmworker Month. This encore … Continue reading

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Increasing more targeted cattle grazing is a win-win-win opportunity – from AgNetWest

By Brian German A team of ten researchers looked closely at cattle grazing in California and determined that the practice has a great deal of potential in combatting catastrophic wildfires. Cattle are exceptionally efficient at reducing the amount of fine … Continue reading

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#VoteCalifornia with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

“COVID has disrupted a lot of things in life this year, but it doesn’t have to disrupt your important opportunity to vote. The State of California has made it easy – you just have to have a plan.” – CDFA … Continue reading

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USDA announces fourth round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Taken from a USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicitations for the … Continue reading

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Organic farming continues to grow in California – from Agri-Pulse

By Sara Wyant The number and types of organic operations in California continued to grow in recent years, according to the latest “Statistical Review of California Organic Agriculture, 2013-2016,” from the UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center. The number of organic growers in … Continue reading

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Urban indoor vertical farm run partly by robots may be glimpse into the future – from LAist

By Stefan A. Slater From the outside, the gray and white warehouse near the corner of Oris Street and Mona Boulevard seems like a thousand other mundane Southern California buildings. But the interior, once completed, will resemble a sketch from … Continue reading

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Fresno State celebrates Food, Family & Farm Month

Story from Morning Ag Clips The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State is launching its second annual Food, Family and Farm Month with a host of virtual events to connect Fresno State students, staff and faculty to the agricultural industry … Continue reading

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Video – “Acres of Ambition” features farming training program for farmworkers and aspiring farmers

NOTE – In an effort to celebrate and highlight the work of California’s farmers, farmworkers, and everyone whose work helps to keep the food supply chain flowing, Governor Newsom has proclaimed October as California Farmer and Farmworker Month. This encore … Continue reading

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Carrot hot dogs introduced by California producer – from Bakersfield.com

By John Cox From the land of tri-tip sandwich fundraisers and 24-hour biscuits-and-gravy sales now comes this: hot dogs made from whole carrots. Don’t act surprised. Despite its red-meat reputation Bakersfield is home to the country’s two largest carrot growers, … Continue reading

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Video – California Farmworker Foundation active during COVID-19 crisis

NOTE – In an effort to celebrate and highlight the work of California’s farmers, farmworkers, and everyone whose work helps to keep the food supply chain flowing, Governor Newsom has proclaimed October as California Farmer and Farmworker Month.

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