Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions

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With California’s driest months ahead, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to strengthen the state’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions and …

Additional Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss CDFA’s New Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

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SACRAMENTO, April 22, 2014 – Emergency drought legislation (SB 103) signed in March by Governor Brown allocates $10 million to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for on-farm …

Drought Brings New Attention to Groundwater

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California Farm Bureau Federation Amid California’s deep drought, calls for strengthening groundwater management have gotten louder as water supplies have become tighter. Water experts say they anticipate policy debates on …

100% of California in Moderate to Exceptional Drought

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The newest Drought Monitor Map was released today by the USDA with the following for California: D2 and D3 expanded in northern California and parts of southern Oregon, with D2 …

Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces New Report on Scientific Breakthroughs from USDA in 2013

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New USDA Discoveries Led to 180 New Inventions, Include Flour that Prevents Weight Gain, Protections from Disease for U.S. Troops, Turning Grass Clippings to Energy WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 – …

USDA Video: This Week @ USDA April 18

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Kubota Tractor Corporation Named ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for Second Consecutive Year

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TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kubota Tractor Corporation has received the number one rating and “Dealer’s Choice Award” among Tractor Manufacturers, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) 2014 Dealer-Manufacturer …

USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture through 2014 Farm Bill Programs

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2014 Funding Supports More than 60 Organizations; Applications Now Available for 2015 Export Development Programs WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department …

Join the University of California in a One-Day Science Project on May 8th

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On May 8, 2014, the University of California is asking the public to join its faculty, students, staff, 4-H volunteers, Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers in a vast science …

USDA Announces Funding to Train and Educate Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

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WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 – Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the …