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Monthly Archives: April 2024

The many hands of the California Conservation Corps’ help CDFA protect state’s food supply

Corpsmembers disposed of more than 770,000 pounds of fruit to help combat Oriental fruit fly infestation The California Department of Food and Agriculture is used to hard work, like setting quarantines and eradicating fruit fly infestations and other pests that … Continue reading

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Guard your Green: Invasive Plant Pests Threaten Your Community’s Trees and Gardens

USDA Proclaims April 2024 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month Our partners at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have proclaimed April 2024 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. During this month, we are encouraging everyone—whether … Continue reading

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Building Farm to School Bridges at Long Beach Foodways Summit

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Secretary Ross and other California ag leaders back from South Korea trade mission led by USDA

Story from Ag Net West Several California agricultural leaders, including Ag Secretary Karen Ross, are back from a week-long trade mission overseas. Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Alexis M. Taylor led the South Korea trade mission, which … Continue reading

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Census of Ag — USDA releases state and county profiles

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) continues to unveil data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture, including the release of newly-developed state and county profiles. California is the leading agricultural state in the nation, with more than $59 billion … Continue reading

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