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Monthly Archives: July 2022

The promise of groundwater recharge and the quest to learn more — from the Sierra Club

By Isobel Whitcomb In the first 11 days of 2017, California’s six-year-long drought ended in deluge. During that time, the state saw a quarter of its average annual rainfall. Record snowfall shut down ski resorts. In San Jose, people evacuated their houses … Continue reading

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Invasive Spotted Lanternfly stopped at CDFA Border Station

The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive species originating in China, has been detected in 11 eastern states in recent years, and California is working diligently to keep it away. As part of that effort, personnel at CDFA’s Border Inspection Station at … Continue reading

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Latest round of water cuts delivers hard hit to farms — from the Los Angeles Times

By Ian James and Sean Greene California regulators have begun curtailing the water rights of many farms and irrigation districts along the Sacramento River, forcing growers to stop diverting water from the river and its tributaries. The order, which took … Continue reading

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Proposition 12 update from CDFA

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to provide an update on Proposition 12, written by Dr. Elizabeth Cox, Animal Care Program Manager and the lead for Proposition 12 enforcement in California.  Dr. Cox recently visited ten sow … Continue reading

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Conservation, working lands and loss of farmland discussed during State Board of Food and Agriculture tour

Loss of farmland and conservation were the topics of discussion when members of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture toured ranchland and a nature preserve in the Elk Grove-area on Tuesday. Board members met at KLM Ranches and … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Division of Measurement Standards delivers new digital system to simplify registration for licensed agents

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Division of Measurement Standards has launched its Registered Service Agency (RSA) portal to simplify the registration process for licensed agents and companies that sell, rent, install, service, or repair California’s 1.85 million commercial … Continue reading

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UC Study — drought to cause more than $1.3 billion in losses in Sacramento Valley

A University of California economic study projects that 2022 drought impacts to farm production are likely to cause a loss of about 14,300 jobs and an economic loss of about $1.315 billion in the Sacramento Valley, which is the part … Continue reading

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