California Department of Food and Agriculture

California ag board, growers to talk specialty crop block grants

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear from agricultural stakeholders on key issues related to farming and ranching at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The meeting will be held... more »

California’s slice of the Specialty Crop Block Grant: $22.6M

California led all other states with a  $22.6 million grant from the USDA's 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), the most in the country. More than $102 million was distributed nationally, with $72 million... more »

California fertilizer conference scheduled

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) will host their 26th annual fertilizer research conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in... more »

California organic program has vacancies on advisory committee

The California State Organic Program’s (SOP) advisory board, the California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC), has announced it is looking to fill nine vacancies on the 30-person committee. COPAC advises the secretary of the California... more »

California to hear updates on water conditions

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates by federal and state officials on current water conditions and the outlook for this summer at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in California’s San Mateo

Two Mediterranean fruit flies (medflies), detected in the city of Half Moon Bay have prompted a quarantine in California’s San Mateo County. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is working with the USDA and... more »

How California growers are producing a better environment

Across California, agriculture producers are increasingly recognizing their responsibility to contribute to a healthier environment. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is calling attention to this portfolio of profiles compiled by American Farmland Trust... more »

California tests show low pesticide levels on produce

Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent federal pesticide safety standards. During its 2014 survey, DPR... more »


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