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Monthly Archives: September 2022

State Veterinarian reminds animal owners that shade and water are essential in heat wave — from the San Jose Mercury News

By Joan Morris The staggering, oppressive heat wave that has brought the Bay Area to its knees has caretakers of farm animals getting creative in their efforts to keep their charges relatively cool. Most farm animals don’t have the luxury … Continue reading

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CDFA Launches Farm2Food Accelerator Program to Empower Small Business Growth for Women, Minorities, and Small-Scale Farms and Ranches

Applications are Open and Classes begin in November. Classes are also available in Spanish with bilingual instruction and curriculum. CDFA is partnering with the NASDA Foundation (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) to launch a Farm2Food Accelerator Program in … Continue reading

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“F3” innovation and economic development initiative in Central Valley receives $65 million award from US Economic Development Administration

The White House this morning announced that the Fresno-Merced Future of Food Innovation Initiative (F3) is an awardee in the US Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge, which seeks to boost economic recovery from the pandemic and rebuild … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross welcomes Food Literacy Center’s new teaching kitchen and farm

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Public workshops next week on registry for carbon sequestration and climate resiliency

Public input is sought at two workshops focused on discussing the development of California’s Carbon Sequestration and Climate Resiliency Project Registry.   In accordance with Senate Bill 27 (Skinner, 2021) the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) will create a registry to … Continue reading

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Farms, floodplains, flyways: Drought impacts, opportunities in the Sacramento Valley

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Extreme Heat — CDFA places local fairs on stand-by for possible activation as cooling centers; Animal Health staff monitoring heat stressors on animal population

With a heat wave in the forecast through the Labor Day weekend and into next week, CDFA has notified local fairs throughout the state that they could be activated as cooling centers, a role they have filled in the past … Continue reading

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Drought, climate change, and century-long impacts in the American River Basin — from the Bureau of Reclamation

Study highlights a changing climate’s impact to water resources and recommends evaluating adaptation strategies to address these vulnerabilities to the water supply News release from the Bureau of Reclamation The American River Basin in central California expects to see increasing … Continue reading

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