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Monthly Archives: February 2024

Black History Month Spotlight: African American Farmers of California

In the Fresno area lies a legacy of determination and farming rooted in the African American community. The African American Farmers of California is helping to preserve the rich tradition of Black farmers for future generations. The organization received a … Continue reading

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California Joins White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities

State’s commitment to expanding healthy food access includes universal school meals for public school students and the California Farm to School program WASHINGTON – Building on California’s innovative initiatives to combat food insecurity, California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and … Continue reading

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Black History Month spotlight – the Allensworth Progressive Association

As we continue to commemorate Black History Month 2024, it’s important to acknowledge the rich legacy of Black/African American contributions to agriculture, particularly in California. One endeavor that stands out is the transformative work of the Allensworth Progressive Association in establishing a … Continue reading

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Look for CDFA at 2024 California Small Farm Conference! Feb 25 to March 1

CDFA program staff will be participating at the 2024 California Small Farm Conference, starting February 25 – March 1. The conference will feature more than 60 events — virtual/online and in-person for those in the small-farm community: growers, aspiring entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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CDFA showcases CA GROWN in Dubai

The world’s largest annual food exhibition is in Dubai this week, and it was an opportunity to present California products and companies to buyers across the globe. While in Dubai, California was able to partner with the USDA, the California … Continue reading

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Ag Day is Coming! Save the Date: March 19, 2024

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Water Rights Annual Water Use Reports Due Now

California needs accurate data on water use for planning, enforcement If you have a water right and haven’t submitted your annual water use report, it isn’t too late! Your reporting gives the state a more accurate picture of water use, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month at CDFA: A Panel Discussion with CDFA Employees

CDFA’s commitment to honoring Black History Month continues. The agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee hosted a panel discussion featuring prominent Black employees yesterday afternoon at agency headquarters and via Zoom. Moderated by CDFA Undersecretary Christine Birdsong, the panel … Continue reading

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CDFA at World Ag Expo!

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Nine California Counties Make Top-10 List for Ag Sales in the U.S.

2022 Census of Agriculture released today Taken from a USDA News Release The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) today announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, spanning more than six-million data points about America’s farms and ranches … Continue reading

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