Planting Seeds - Food & Farming News from CDFA

Monthly Archives: August 2021

Enhanced swine fever surveillance efforts in California

By California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones Due to outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Europe, Asia and the Dominican Republic, and the presence of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) virus in the same region,  there are serious concerns … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Community Alliance for Family Farmers emergency fund for drought and pandemic relief

Note — This program is utilizing funds from the California Underserved and Small Producers Program (CUSP), administered by CDFA. —- With many small farms still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, and deepening impacts felt from the drought, Community Alliance with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Join CDFA in recognizing National Farmers’ Market Week, August 1-7

Video in Spanish Visit this link for a list of Certified Farmers’ Markets in California.

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

USDA makes investment in drought-parched Klamath River Basin

From a USDA News Release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by worsening drought conditions in the Klamath River Basin. The announcement comes as U.S. Secretary … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tree Nut Growers: 2021 Navel Orangeworm Survey has begun

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services Division is releasing the 2021 Navel Orangeworm Program Survey to growers. The survey addresses the development of new tools to detect and control navel orangeworm in tree … Continue reading

Posted in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Invasive Species, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment