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#CDFACentennial – Border Protection Stations then and now

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a state agency in 2019. Throughout the year this blog will feature a number of items to commemorate this milestone.  

A photo of CDFA’s Border Protection station at Hornbrook, near the Oregon border north of Yreka, in 1930. A sign posted on the left indicates that inspectors were on the lookout for the Mediterranean fruit fly.

CDFA operates 16 Border Protection Stations today as a first line of defense against invasive species posing a risk to California’s food supply and environment, as described in this piece from the Growing California video series.

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