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Monthly Archives: December 2021

CDFA Welcomes Deputy Secretary Virginia Jameson

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Federal-state work group launches on-farm compost research site for farmers and ranchers

The Federal-State On-Farm Compost Work Group is pleased to announce the launch of an On-Farm Compost Resource Website. The resources on this website include information and tools to help farmers and ranchers compost agricultural byproducts, including manure, and maintain compliance … Continue reading

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CDFA supports new dairy digester cluster project in Merced

CDFA undersecretary Christine Birdsong was among those present this week at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Merced Dairy Digester Pipeline Cluster Project, a group of 15 dairy digesters to start, 12 of them partly funded by CDFA’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program … Continue reading

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The connection between birds and cattle — a video from the National Audubon Society

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It’s Healthy Soils Week, and California has a lot to celebrate!

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross invites you to join our celebration of Healthy Soils Week and the amazing benefits our soil provides for Californians! This annual celebration aligns with UN World Soils Day and includes a week-long calendar of events from … Continue reading

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Loofahs, fruit trees and plenty of learning in Pasadena schools

From CDFA’s Farm to School program Working alongside second grade students, teacher Stacey Torres and Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Master Gardener Jill McArthur developed a producer to consumer educational unit that connects plant biology, fractions, fundraising, the school garden, and … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross statement to California Legislature on the future of California’s agricultural workforce

On December 1, the Assembly Select Committee on Technology and the Future of California’s Agricultural Workforce met to discuss challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. CDFA Secretary Karen Ross provided the following statement. ————- Mr. Chairman and members of … Continue reading

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Family farm helps feed people locally in Nevada County

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