Three Anaheim Trees Test HLB Positive

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Three residential trees have tested HLB positive in an Anaheim residential area. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) found the trees while surveying the area after two psyllids tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease in April. CDFA removed two of the trees immediately. The third tree has been treated and scheduled for removal. A new quarantine …

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Farm Bill is for Everyone

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CDFA is in the midst of a series of Farm Bill listening sessions to discuss California’s priorities in advance of next year’s consideration of a new Farm Bill. The first sessions occurred this week in Modesto and Chico, with the final three on February 16 in Tulare, February 22 in Salinas, and February 23 in Los Angeles. In this video following …

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Fertilizer Research and Education Grant Funding

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is currently accepting proposals for a 2016 special grant program for fertilizer research and education. This competitive grant program funds research that advances the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use of fertilizing materials.

African leaders visit CDFA

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Young African leaders visit CDFA to learn about agriculture, energy and the environment From: CDFA Office of Public Affairs UC Davis hosted 25 Young African Leaders as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship in July as part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. For two of these young leaders, the trip to California also included a visit with CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming …

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CDFA to Discuss Medical Cannabis and GMO Labeling

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Medical Cannabis and GMO Labeling to be Discussed at August 2nd Meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hold a discussion on the state’s regulatory and licensing framework for medical cannabis on August 2 in Sacramento. The board will also be discussing GMO labeling following the recent passage …

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Office of Farm to Fork Builds Bridges

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CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork builds bridges for access to healthy foods by Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture As Californians, we are lucky to live in one of the most agriculturally productive places in the world, producing the variety we need for a well-balanced diet. We are constantly reminded of this as we travel through …