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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Pride Month and CDFA’s commitment to equality

By CDFA Secretary Karen Ross I was honored yesterday to participate in Sacramento’s Pride March along with CDFA employees who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, and supporters of that community. I am proud to stand among them. Our LGBTQ+ … Continue reading

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State enlists commercial, industrial sectors in water conservation efforts

New Regulations Will Drive Down Commercial Water Use as Urban Residents and Farmers Cut Back Amid Historic Drought, Changing Climate From a California Natural Resources Agency news release As Californians continue efforts to reduce water use at homes and on … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joined by former CDFA and USDA secretary Ann Veneman for grand opening of Central Valley Ag innovation center

CDFA secretary Karen Ross and former CDFA and USDA secretary Ann Veneman recently participated in the grand opening of the Sun World International Center for Innovation in the Kern County community of Wasco. The center is developing fruit varietals with … Continue reading

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Statement by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on USDA’s announcement of a new framework for resilience and competitiveness in our food systems

This morning, the USDA announced a framework designed to create “new, more and better markets for small and midsized producers” across our nation and here in California. Recognizing the supply-chain interruptions and disruptions brought on by both the pandemic and … Continue reading

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