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Monthly Archives: July 2021

‘The Business of Farming’ – USDA and partners offer regional workshops to support black and urban farmers and ranchers

The USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Initiative and the USDA Farm Service Agency are collaborating with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and regional partners to offer three regional workshops to support underserved farmers and ranchers by providing … Continue reading

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Webinar series and interim report about agricultural neighbor best practices for food safety available online

A webinar series hosted by the California Farm Bureau Federation in partnership with the Monterey County Farm Bureau and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) about best food safety practices for agricultural neighbors is now available online. The … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccination: Visit MyTurn.ca.gov

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross: “We can all do this together. Please visit MyTurn.ca.gov to learn more about vaccinations. All of us can be part of the solution.”

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Farm Fresh – a video series from Western Growers

From a Western Growers news release “Farm Fresh,” a series of three videos available on YouTube from Western Growers, showcases the extraordinary skills and ingenuity of the farmers and farmworkers who work to bring food to America’s tables. “Farm Fresh: … Continue reading

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Sustainable Pest Management Work Group: Learning from Innovators on California’s Central Coast

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined farmers, scientists and other colleagues serving on the Sustainable Pest Management (SPM) Work Group for a trip to the Monterey/Salinas region last week. The group used the trip as an opportunity to see pest management … Continue reading

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California State Board of Food and Agriculture – August 3, 2021 Meeting Notice

California State Board of Food and Agriculture to discuss organic, regenerative and resilient agriculture on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. GoToWebinar Meeting Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5110661304311370508Webinar ID: 600-396-867 Interpretación simultánea (español) transmisión de audio: Marque: 844-460-0074

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USDA listening sessions to inform agency’s efforts to advance racial justice and equity

Mark Your Calendar: July 28-29 On July 28-29, USDA is hosting virtual listening sessions to collect testimony and information for its Racial Equity Commission. The group’s directive is to address systemic inequities and increase participation in USDA programs, services, committees … Continue reading

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Engaging youth to secure the sustainable future of food – from Morning Ag Clips

“The future of food belongs to the young people of today,” said  QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a side event of the 2021 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), highlighting the importance of … Continue reading

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“Grown to Be Great” — from California Grown

The Buy California Marketing Agreement, also known as California Grown. is introducing a new digital media campaign, called “Grown to Be Great,” with the objective of inspiring consumers–especially those with a serious interest in cooking–to choose California specialty crops and … Continue reading

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Learn about CDFA’s Citrus Pest and Disease Division at new web page

CDFA’S Citrus Pest and Disease Division has a new web page with information about the division’s various activities, including the Asian Citrus Psyllid/Huanglongbing program. The division works closely with the The Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee, which was created … Continue reading

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