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California’s Battle Against Oriental Fruit Fly and Avian Flu Escalates

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice California’s fruit and poultry industries are facing serious production strains due to two distinct, flighted...

Exotic Fruit Fly Triggers California Quarantine

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice With huanglongbing disease carried by Asian citrus psyllids becoming increasingly prominent throughout Southern California, the...

Kern Enters State Agreement for Huanglongbing Detection

California citrus navigates invasive insects, decreased volumes. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Kern County's Agriculture and Measurement Standards Department proposed a cooperative...

Ventura County Orders Citrus Quarantine

Citrus pests decrease production in California. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture ordered a quarantine for...

New Post-harvest Fungicide Anticipates Registration by 2026

First use of cyproconazole for green mold and sour rot in citrus. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A serving of mashed potatoes...

Infected Citrus Pest ‘One Step Closer to Central Valley’

Huanglongbing disease detected in Ventura County. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In response to the California Citrus Disease and Prevention Program's confirmed...

Grant Opportunities for Central Valley Farmers  

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture as well as various state and local agencies opened...
From left to right: Jimmy Panetta (CA 19), David Rouzer (NC-7), Jim Costa (CA-21), Dave Valadao (CA-22), Chairman Glenn GT Thompson, Kevin McCarthy (CA-20), Doug LaMalfa (CA-1), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), John Rose (TN-6), John Duarte (CA-13)

Recent California Legislation Addresses Pigs, Water and Farm Bill Priorities

New Regulations for Central Valley Farmers. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice There are three major legislative events occurring in 2023 that could...
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COMMENTARY: Ag Vision Seeks to Secure State’s Agricultural Future

By Karen Ross Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture Reprinted with permission from California Farm Bureau Federation It’s no secret that times...
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New Report Finds 97% of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in California Meet Pesticide Safety...

By Julie Henderson, Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation Press release provided by CA Department of Pesticide Regulation The California Department of Pesticide...
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Natural Disaster Relief for California Farmers

By Melissa A. Nagel, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Food...
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CDFA Announces Awards For $12.8 Million For the California Underserved and Small Producer Grant...

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Office of Farm...
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CDFA Now Accepting Applications for The Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program (WETA)

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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CDFA Releases Manure Recycling And Innovative Products Task Force Report

Press release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture On March 10th, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)...
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CDFA Awards $12.25 Million For The Pollinator Habitat Program

Press Release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) has selected 10...
Aaron Cuthbertson measures groundwater levels

DWR Awards $25 Million in LandFlex Grants to Protect Drinking Water Wells

Press Release provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR), in coordination with the California Department of...

CDFA Announces Vacancies on Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee

Press Release provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies...

California Unveils Plan to Sustainably Manage Pests and Eliminate High-risk Pesticides by 2050

Press Release provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation On January 26th, the state joined leaders from a diverse range of...
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CDFA Awards Funding for 2022 CalAgPlate Grant Program

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $247,956...
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DWR Launches Public Comment Period for LandFlex Program to Protect Drinking Water Supplies

Press Release by the California Department of Water Resources In drought-stricken communities, drinking water wells are going dry because groundwater is being...
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CDFA Announces Vacancies on Shell Egg Advisory Board

Press Release by the California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety...
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Efforts to Protect Groundwater Are Tested by Drought

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Balancing the state’s groundwater...
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Newsom Advisor Warns of Climate Threats to Farming

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California is preparing for...

COMMENTARY: Practices Can Optimize Soil Health, Benefit Farmers

By Jeffrey Mitchell, Chair, Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation Center, Professor and Cooperative Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, University of California, Davis Reprinted with...

CDFA Accepting Grant Applications for Pollinator Habitat Program

Press Release provided by California Dept. of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting grant...
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CDFA Announces Funding for 2022 CalAgPlate Grant Program

Press Release provided by California Dept. of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting proposals for...