Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

Subscribe to monthly California Farm to School Network newsletter!

Click here to view the California Farm to School Network January 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 … Continue reading

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CDFA-funded research project examines water and nitrogen management for vegetables in low desert

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has released another installment of its Research Update series that highlights projects funded by the FREP annual Grant Program. Project Title: Efficient Water and Nitrogen Management Practices … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross joins FDA commissioner to discuss strategies to enhance food safety

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf met to take a tour of Gotham Greens in Davis (top photo) before attending a roundtable discussion at the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) … Continue reading

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Apply by March 13 to fill vacancies on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing 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 … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $650,000 for research and education projects to improve irrigation and nutrient management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $653,067 in grant funding for three projects to advance California growers’ understanding and implementation of improved nitrogen and irrigation management practices. This funding is … Continue reading

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USDA grant to help with nutrition incentives at farmers’ markets, small retailers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that a USDA Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant of $12.9 million will fund nutrition incentives at Certified Farmers’ Markets and small retailers throughout California. The grant will help … Continue reading

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CDFA bids a fond farewell to Steve Patton, retiring after 45 years with Inspection Services Division

Friends and colleagues at CDFA and throughout the state’s agricultural community are joining in congratulating Inspection and Compliance Branch Chief Steve Patton on his retirement last month. He put in 45 years of dedicated and loyal service at CDFA. Steve … Continue reading

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USDA presents certificate of appreciation to Tiffany Tu, retiring Center for Analytical Chemistry manager

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has presented a certificate of appreciation to retiring CDFA Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety Program Environmental Program Manager Tiffany Tu. The award reads, in part, “This certificate of appreciation is presented to you with … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting proposals for nutrition incentives to be distributed for WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is announcing that proposals are now being accepted for the 2023 California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) Expansion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers’ Market … Continue reading

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Farm to School Network newsletter wraps up 2022, offers resources, events, funding for the new year

Click here to view the California Farm to School Network December 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 … Continue reading

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