Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

CDFA Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training Program discussed in podcast

CDFA Environmental Scientist and Certified Crop Advisor Nicole Nunes – of the agency’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program – recently participated in a podcast for MyAgLife about CDFA’s Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Training Program. During the podcast, Nunes discusses the … Continue reading

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CDFA State Organic Program accepting applications for federal reimbursement of organic certification costs for 2023/24 period

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Organic Program (SOP) announces that any certified organic operation in California that received or renewed organic certification through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on or between Oct. 1, 2023, and … Continue reading

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FDA and Partners in Southwest Growing Region Share Findings from Multi-Year Environmental Study

The study highlighted below was initiated following a 2018 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Southwest growing region and represents one of the largest environmental microbiology research efforts to date. Multi-year environmental studies are designed to shed light … Continue reading

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CDFA’s California Nutrition Incentive Program benefits shoppers and farmers at Certified Farmers’ Markets

CDFA’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) supports shoppers using nutrition benefits such as CalFresh by empowering them to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables at participating Certified Farmers’ Markets and retail outlets. For every benefit dollar spent, shoppers receive … Continue reading

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Judge upholds $1.89 million penalty against Agro Research International LLC for adulteration and mislabeling of organic fertilizer

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing that an administrative law judge has upheld a penalty of $1.89 million plus investigative costs against Agro Research International, LLC, for adulteration and mislabeling of registered organic fertilizing material AGRO … Continue reading

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CDFA launches Produce Safety One Health Initiatives webpage

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) announces the launch of a Produce Safety One Health Initiatives webpage dedicated to California’s actions for enhanced produce safety based on the One Health approach. In response to a series … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Winnie Crouch helps Office of Farm to Fork grantees receive funds

NAME: Winnie Crouch YEARS AT CDFA: 4 PROGRAM: Office of Farm to Fork TITLE: Budget Analyst USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB? A lot of my time is spent on reviewing grantee invoices for reimbursement and helping grantees with invoice … Continue reading

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Inspection Services optimizes services for CA farmers and ranchers with innovation and next generation talent and tools

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) works to optimize services for California farmers and ranchers while maintaining a reputation for innovation and fostering next generation talent and tools. Examples in the 2023 annual report … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Inspection Services Division fosters climate-smart food systems and maintains integrity of organic seal

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) fosters climate-smart, resilient and regenerative food systems while also maintaining the integrity of the organic seal. ISD’s efforts toward climate-smart agriculture include working with industry, academia, government and … Continue reading

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CDFA Inspection Services Division grants and Certified Farmers’ Markets help all Californians access healthy, nutritious, California-grown food

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food. In the CDFA Inspection Services Division (ISD), food access work includes Office of Farm to Fork grants facilitating farm to … Continue reading

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