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Hollywood is Buzzing with Food … But Where are the Farmers? From the Food Dialogues By George Motz Unlike stars in Hollywood, “food” may not have an agent, but it has definitely reached celebrity status across America. From documentary films to reality culinary challenges to stand-‘n-stir TV shows, the entertainment industry has created a … Continue reading

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Climate change is another reason to protect farmland – From the Sacramento Bee’s “Viewpoints” section

One of the co-authors of this story, Richard Rominger, is a former CDFA director (now secretary) and USDA deputy secretary. The other co-author, Renata Brillinger, is executive director of the Climate and Agriculture Network. By Rich Rominger and Renata Brillinger … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mr. Lincoln

I had an opportunity this week to acknowledge and help commemorate a genuinely transformative event in American history. The action itself was simple – the stroke of a pen. And, as it turned out, the man wielding the pen has … Continue reading

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Singapore farmers inspire with innovation and commitment to community

In California, I have the opportunity to meet with farmers almost everyday, and it’s a point of pride that they are widely admired for their innovation and support of local communities. What was inspiring about my trip to Singapore, a … Continue reading

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State Board and CDFA host Forum on Extreme Climate Risks to California Agriculture on November 16 in Sacramento

A Complementary Event of “The Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future” Over the last couple of years extreme weather events have impacted global food supplies – from droughts in Australia and Russia, floods along the Mississippi River, … Continue reading

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Cannella Panel to hold first public meeting on November 7th at CDFA

Understanding the strong link between agricultural production and the environment is vital to our food system. The Cannella Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, established by Secretary Ross in August 2011, will convene its first meeting next week to discuss … Continue reading

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