Monthly Archives: March 2023

California Agricultural Organics Report details organic sales, acreage, commodities by county

California accounts for 36 percent of organic sales in the United States, and newly released figures show our state’s organic sales are continuing to grow. According to the California Agricultural Organics Report 2021-2022, California organic sales increased 16.4 percent from … Continue reading

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CDFA leadership attends ribbon cutting for renewable energy project at organic waste recycling center

CDFA leadership attended a ribbon cutting this month to mark the activation of a large solar energy system at the Denali Imperial Western Products (IWP) facility in Coachella. Partly funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, this new … Continue reading

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Apply by June 6 for Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) announces that the request for applications (RFA) is open for the Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program. Applications must be submitted via CDFA’s new grant management system, AmpliFund, no … Continue reading

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Check out the California Farm to School Network’s March newsletter!

Click here to view the newsletter. 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, … Continue reading

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Apply by April 10 to fill vacancy on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces one vacancy on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB). This board makes regulatory and enforcement recommendations to CDFA to help ensure that commercial feed inspections contribute to a clean and wholesome … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Valerie White helps ensure CA livestock industry is getting safe and nutritional feed

NAME: Valerie White YEARS AT CDFA: 5 PROGRAM: Commercial Feed Regulatory Program TITLE: Environmental Scientist, Feed Lab Coordinator USUAL ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB: My job consists of being the middle woman for all of our livestock feed samples that are … Continue reading

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Inspection Services Division annual report highlights accomplishments of 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces the release of its Inspection Services Division Annual Report 2022. The annual report offers an overview of Inspection Services Division’s (ISD) programs, boards and committees, fiscal year expenditures, mission, vision, goals … Continue reading

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Apply now for active handler of avocados vacancy on Avocado Inspection Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing a vacancy on the Avocado Inspection Committee (AIC). The AIC advises the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the California Avocado Inspection Program. This program protects the consumer and industry … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancies on California Organic Products Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC). COPAC advises the CDFA Secretary on matters pertaining to the California State Organic Program (SOP). The SOP is responsible for enforcement of federal and … Continue reading

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