Planting Seeds - Food & Farming News from CDFA

Recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

As National Hispanic Heritage Month begins, CDFA wishes to acknowledge the extensive contributions of Hispanics in California.

According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, California has a total of 14,597 Hispanic producers. CDFA recognizes that diversity in agriculture is a critical strength and is committed to working with underserved farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers in meeting the challenges ahead to help ensure a more equitable and prosperous future. With that in mind, Secretary Karen Ross spoke with Carmen Carrasco of the agency’s Farmer Equity Program and discussed key programs at CDFA.

Video in Spanish with Carmen Carrasco and Artemio Armenta

Links to CDFA resource pages:

Farmer Resource Portal (English)
Portal de Recursos para Agricultores (Español)

California Underserved and Small Producers Program (English)
Programa de Fondos Económicos para Productores en Desventaja y de Pequeña Escala de California (Español)

Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Grant Program (English)
Programa de Fondos Económicos para la Formación de Agricultores Principiantes y Capacitación de Trabajadores Agrícolas y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral (Español)

Farmer & Farmworker Mental Health Resources (English)
Recursos de Salud Mental para Agricultores y Trabajadores Agrícolas (Español)

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