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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Secretary Ross joins California students in recognition of Ag Week

The annual Ag Week is underway in California and the US, with Ag Day 21 occurring tomorrow. In recognition of the week, CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom to virtually welcome more than … Continue reading

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Did You Know? CDFA’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program adapts during COVID to deliver produce boxes to seniors

Read the report here Click on this link to learn more about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

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Northern California wine country trade groups help facilitate COVID vaccinations for farmworkers

From the North Bay Business Journal A cooperative effort involving Sonoma County Winegrowers, Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, local community health centers including the West County Health Center, the Sonoma Valley Health Center, the Alliance Medical Center, Alexander Valley Health … Continue reading

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Celebrating Resilience – Join the Ag Day celebration (virtually) on March 23

Join California Women for Agriculture, the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and CDFA in virtually celebrating Ag Day on March 23, 2021. Our theme this year is “Celebrating Resilience” in recognition of Ag’s enduring ability to adapt to change, … Continue reading

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As drought alarms sound, is California prepared? From CalMatters

By Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center; and Catlin Chappelle, associate director of the PPIC Water Policy Center We’re facing another very dry year, which follows one of the driest on record … Continue reading

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Report on the 2012-2016 California Drought

Excerpts from the Executive Summary California’s drought between Water Years 2012 and 2016 was one of the most severe in state history. A string of five dry winters left some rural communities without water, interrupted surface water deliveries to some … Continue reading

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CDFA launches new boards and commissions index webpage

CDFA has a new webpage with an index of CDFA boards and commissions along with standardized information about each group, including length of term, number of board members, types of board members required by legislation, and contact information for prospective … Continue reading

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Farmers share concerns about Ag climate policy with Senate committee – from AgriPulse

By Philip Brasher Farmers warned the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday that ag climate policy can’t leave out producers who have already adopted conservation practices or producers in regions with limited prospects for earning soil carbon credits. The top Republican … Continue reading

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California Issues First Type Approval for Commercial Electric Charging Equipment

By Kristin Macey, CDFA Director of Measurement Standards As with most new technology, the future arrives first in California. The adoption and explosive growth of electric vehicles (EV) is no exception. Today, the Golden State accounts for almost half of … Continue reading

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CDFA accomplishments 2019/2020 – An Era of Productivity and Perseverance

By CDFA Secretary Karen Ross It’s strange now to think back to a little more than a year ago, to recall ending 2019 and beginning 2020 with a distinct sense of clarity about what we as an agency and we … Continue reading

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