Monthly Archives: June 2022

California Agricultural Neighbors report outlines collaborative actions for enhanced food safety in Salinas Valley

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Monterey County Farm Bureau are joining together to announce the release of “California Agricultural Neighbors: neighbor-to-neighbor best practices to help enhance localized food safety efforts.” California Agricultural Neighbors (CAN) was … Continue reading

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CDFA issues $1.89 million penalty to Agro Research International LLC for adulteration and mislabeling of organic fertilizer

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program and California State Organic Program today announced that a penalty of $1.89 million has been issued to Agro Research International LLC of Sorrento, FL, for adulteration and mislabeling … Continue reading

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CDFA releases Veterinary Feed Directive Summary Report

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces that its Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship (AUS) program has released the 2020-2021 Veterinary Feed Directive Summary Report. The report is broken into four main sections: Executive Summary; Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Assistance for On-Farm Food Safety Expenses for Specialty Crop Growers

New Program Part of Broader Effort to Transform Food System, Create Jobs From a USDA Farm Service Agency news release Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to provide up to $200 million in … Continue reading

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Middle school garden incorporates agricultural tips for water conservation

Part of Mt. Diablo School District’s Farm to School Incubator Grant Program grant to enhance the existing 2.25-acre school garden at Riverview Middle School is to spread the news about agricultural practices of utilizing swales and berms to conserve water. As described … Continue reading

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CA Farm to School Network newsletter spotlights funding, resources and community collaboration

The California Farm to School Network includes farm to school practitioners and enthusiasts statewide. Visit the CDFA Farm to School Program webpage to subscribe to these monthly updates that include information about grants, resources, research, webinars, events and news from the National … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Amy Garfinkel enjoys supporting statewide farm to school efforts

NAME: Amy Garfinkel YEARS AT CDFA: 1.5 PROGRAM: Farm to School TITLE: Farm to School Network Lead MEMORABLE MOMENT ON THE JOB? I feel very grateful to get to work as a part of the California Farm to School team. … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancies on Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces two vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). This subcommittee provides technical and scientific advice to the Feed Inspection Advisory Board and CDFA on animal food nutrition, safety … Continue reading

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CDFA environmental scientist offers technical assistance at Farming to Grow California’s Black Specialty Crop Farmers workshop

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