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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Women’s History Month — honoring women in agriculture

Video below with Secretary Ross on women in agriculture, from International Women’s Day on March 8. Learn more about farming and ranching in California and around the country

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CDFA flood recovery web page offers a range of resources

With ongoing heavy rain and snow bringing flooding to the Central Valley and posing a risk of more in the weeks ahead, CDFA is offering a web page featuring a substantial number of relief and support resources from state and federal partners, … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom Eases Drought Restrictions

From the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom: WHAT TO KNOW: Climate change has made California’s dry and wet spells more extreme and unpredictable – after the three driest years on record, recent rain and snowfall have dramatically changed conditions in many … Continue reading

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CDFA leadership attends ribbon cutting for renewable energy project at organic waste recycling center

CDFA leadership attended a ribbon cutting this month to mark the activation of a large solar energy system at the Denali Imperial Western Products (IWP) facility in Coachella. Partly funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, this new … Continue reading

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California Storm Response and Recovery Update

News release from Governor’s Office As California weathers the twelfth atmospheric river since late December, the state’s all-of-government emergency response (including CDFA) continues to deploy personnel and resources to protect communities and support recovery efforts across the state. “We’re continuing … Continue reading

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Ag Day 2023 Photo Gallery: “Cultivating Community and Opportunity”

California’s annual celebration of agriculture returned to the (soggy) west steps of the State Capitol today, bringing together farmers, ranchers, agricultural enthusiasts and leaders around this year’s theme: “Cultivating Community & Opportunity.” Thanks to everyone who came out to share … Continue reading

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Reminder — Ag Day tomorrow!

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Ag Tech Innovation Complements California Smart Energy Week in Japan

California’s trade mission to Japan has not only highlighted agricultural trade and climate collaboration, but has also laid the foundation for connections on ag tech.  From enhanced microbial flora in biochar to new opportunities in soil amendments to address drought … Continue reading

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CDFA releases annual ag stats report

The annual California Agricultural Statistics Review has been released and is available on the following webpage:   This publication provides comprehensive data and information on California’s diverse agricultural economy for the 2021 crop year, including agricultural exports and organic production. … Continue reading

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Reminder — Ag Day next Tuesday, March 21!

See this Link for more information.

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