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Monthly Archives: December 2023

Healthy Soils Week 2023 — CDFA partners with State Legislature to host soil biodiversity briefing

Culminating Healthy Soils Week 2023, a hearing on soil biodiversity was held today at the State Capitol in association with the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The hearing focused on CDFA’s recently released report: Soil … Continue reading

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COP28 — an opportunity to learn and share in the ongoing drive to adapt to climate change

By CDFA Secretary Karen Ross I am pleased to be part of the California delegation in Dubai this week at COP28, the United Nations conference on climate change. CDFA Deputy Secretary for Climate and Working Lands Virginia Jameson is traveling with me. The … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross and US Chief Ag Negotiator tour Almond Conference

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and Doug McKalip, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, had an opportunity to meet with participants at this year’s annual Almond Conference, taking place in Sacramento at the SAFE Credit … Continue reading

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Healthy Soils Week — a look at cover cropping and livestock grazing in regenerative viticulture

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World Soil Day — Healthy Soils at root of farming success

It’s World Soil Day — an essential component of California’s annual Healthy Soils Week. In this video, we meet farmer Scott Park of Meridian, Sutter County, and we learn about the steps he follows for improved soil health in the … Continue reading

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CDFA, Secretary Ross join announcement of methane reduction efforts with subnational governments at COP28

From a California Air Resources Board News Release California officially kicked off a new international climate initiative that creates a partnership of subnational governments that are committed to reducing methane at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) hosted in … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross kicks off Healthy Soils Week

Welcome to Healthy Soils Week 2023! We kick off the week with a video featuring CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. This year’s theme is “Common Ground: Soil Supports Us All!” Throughout the week, CDFA will join key stakeholders to highlight various … Continue reading

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