Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) invites crop consultants / advisors to join group session for feedback on FREP informational products and services

The FREP team is inviting crop consultants and advisors to take part in evaluating how FREP can better support their work across California. FREP will be holding a series of focus group sessions to gather feedback and suggestions on irrigation … Continue reading

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FREP’s Mark Cady named president of California Chapter of American Society of Agronomy

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) Supervisor Mark Cady on Feb. 7 became president of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy (CalASA). “I’m excited to take on this responsibility,” Cady … Continue reading

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Produce Safety Program Offers Flooding Response Resources for California Produce Growers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program announces a new Flooding Response Resources section has been added to the Resources section of its Educate webpage. As seasonal storms are underway, this new section offers several educational resources … Continue reading

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Apply by April 4 for 2023-24 CA Farm to School Incubator Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is accepting applications for the 2023-24 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, until 5 p.m. PDT April 4, 2024. The program will award competitive grants to support … Continue reading

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Apply by Feb. 29 to fill vacancy on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces three vacancies 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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CDFA Produce Safety Program announces development of new digital Farm Data Repository website

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) announces the development of a new digital pathway for fresh produce farmers in California to access their own Produce Safety Rule inspection records and produce safety resources online. … Continue reading

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Subscribe to receive new email version of Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) invites you to subscribe to a modernized Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter that is changing from a PDF file to an email newsletter. The new Quarterly Feed Update … Continue reading

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Sign up for Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s quarterly newsletter – “Bringing Research into Practice”

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) now offers a quarterly newsletter, “Bringing Research into Practice.” With this newsletter, FREP intends to provide updates on the FREP Grant Program, including information on funding … Continue reading

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CDFA participates in 44th annual EcoFarm Conference

CDFA staff was happy to participate and answer questions for farmers and ranchers at the 44th Annual EcoFarm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Topics of interest included the CDFA State Organic Program, Organic Certification Cost Share Program, CDFA Organic Input Materials Program, … Continue reading

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Check out Commercial Feed Regulatory Program’s blog about 2023 accomplishments

In 2023, the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) continued work to ensure feed safety, food safety and quality of commercial feed in California. Inspectors and staff met goals and embraced changes throughout the year. Accomplishments … Continue reading

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