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CDFA Accepting Applications for Two Pesticide Grant Programs

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting...
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California Department of Food and Agriculture Announces Multiple Funding Opportunities for California Specialty Crops

Press Release by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting proposals for...
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Detection of Citrus Disease, Huanglongbing, in San Diego County Establishes New Quarantine Area

Detection Marks First Time Plant Disease Has Been Found in San Diego County Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food...
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CDFA Awards $2.7 Million in Technical Assistance Funding to Support the Healthy Soils and...

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced it...
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State Warns Organic Farmers to Stop Using W.O.W. Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro Pesticides

Press Release Provided by California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Pesticide Regulation The state is warning organic farmers...
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California Establishes Quarantine to Prohibit the Introduction of the Spotted Lanternfly into California

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture A state exterior quarantine has been declared to prohibit the introduction...
This state-licensed indoor cannabis cultivation facility utilizes energy efficiency LED lighting and produces plants in soil as a growing medium

Indoor Cannabis Production a Growing Trend Throughout Central Valley

By Geoffrey Taylor, MA, Hemp Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Up and down the Central Valley, indoor cannabis cultivation is reigning supreme in...
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Western Growers Launches AgTechX Ed Initiative with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

Press Release Provided by Western Growers   Western Growers (WG) has teamed with Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)...
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CDFA Accepting Public Comment on Proposed Regulations for Implementation of Proposition 12 (2018)

Press Release Provided by CDFA A 45-day public comment period for proposed regulations to implement Proposition 12 (2018) begins May 28, 2021...
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Bureau of Livestock Identification to Lower Inspection Fees

Press Release provided by California Department of Food and Agriculture CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock Identification (BLI) will lower inspection fees by 10...
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State Monitoring Confirms Low or No Pesticide Residues in Most Fruits and Vegetables

Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation A newly released Department of Pesticide Regulation report should ease concerns of California consumers...
Emerald Ash Borer

California Establishes Quarantine to Prevent the Introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into California

Press Release Provided by Department of Food and Agriculture A state quarantine has been declared to prevent the introduction of Emerald Ash...
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Growers Thrive When We Participate in the Process

By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice This month, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held a series of...
Insects on orange citrus trees orchard heavily infected with huanglongbing yellow dragon citrus greening plague deadly disease By Edgloris Marys

USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

Press Release Provided by the USDA On January 19th the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)...
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The Impact of Fencing on California Agriculture

By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum One of the most popular themes in classic cowboy...
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CDFA Announces One Vacancy on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing one vacancy...
Agro Gold WS fertilizer

CDFA Issues Stop Use Notice and Statewide Quarantine on Organic Fertilizer AGRO GOLD WS

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced that...
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Wildfires Bring Uncertainties for Grape Growers

By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A record-setting year for wildfires has left Northern...
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Executive Order Aims to Conserve Land, Biodiversity

By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation A new California Biodiversity Collaborative will help determine...
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CDFA Launches Cannabis Industry Education and Outreach Campaign

Press Release Provided by the CDFA On September 2nd the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) launched a statewide public education...
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Carrots Put Kern on the Map

By Mike McCoy, Executive Director, Kern County Museum I was on a remote trout stream in Colorado a few years ago when...
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New Report Lays Groundwork for Safer, More-sustainable Alternatives to Banned Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Press Release provided by CDFA, CalEPA, and Department of Pesticide Regulation A report issued on July 16th identifies alternatives for California growers...
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CDFA Announces Vacancies on Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces four vacancies...
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California Free of Virulent Newcastle Disease

Southern California Regional Quarantine Lifted Reprinted with permission from the California Department of Food and Agriculture On June 1st, 2020 the California Department...
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2019 California Vegetable Value of Utilized Production Increases Despite Decline in Acres

Press release provided by the United States Department of Agriculture USDA NASS released the annual vegetables summary data for the 2019 Crop...
Kern River

Mixed Reaction Meets Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio

In early January, the Governor Newsom’s Administration issued it’s Water Resilience Portfolio.  According to releases, “the California Natural Resources Agency, California...
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CDFA Announces Three Vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing three vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The Committee advises the CDFA secretary on activities associated with the statewide citrus specific pest and disease work plan that includes, but is not limited to outreach and education programs and programs for surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and diseases specific to citrus.

Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Work Group Announced

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food...