Planting Seeds - Food & Farming News from CDFA

Tag Archives: CDFA

Earth Day & Invasive Species: Sacramento-area students meet “Hungry Pests”

Sixth-graders from Cowan Fundamental Elementary School joined students at nearby Mira Loma High School in the Sacramento area this morning for an energizing and educational event built around the themes of Earth Day (April 22) and invasive species. CDFA Secretary … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Education, Environment, Invasive Species | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Farm to Food Bank Month – Secretary Ross joins State Board of Food and Agriculture for visit to Northern California food bank

In recognition of December as Farm to Food Bank Month, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross today joined the California State Board of Food and Agriculture at California Emergency Foodlink, the nation’s largest food bank. The event highlighted food donation by farmers … Continue reading

Posted in AG Vision, Food Access, State Board of Food and Agriculture | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock ID Works to Prevent Cattle Rustling

Cattle rustling may seem like a crime of yesteryear, but it is still a part of the agricultural landscape today. That’s why the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Bureau of Livestock Identification keeps careful track of the sale, transport … Continue reading

Posted in Animal health, Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Livestock ID | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CDFA to Offer Food Safety Training for California’s Small Farms

California’s farmers are as diverse as the crops they grow. The safety of the food their farms produce is paramount. To make sure smaller farmers can take advantage of a comprehensive approach to food safety, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)  has developed resources … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Education, Agricultural Marketing, Food Safety, Specialty Crops | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Famous Flickr Lacewing

Meet the “Flickr Lacewing.” That’s what some folks online are calling a newly discovered insect species, more formally known as “Semachrysa Jade Winterton, Guek and Brooks.” It was given this name by Dr. Shaun Winterton, a senior insect biosystematist (that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Invasive Species | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment