Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

Secretary Ross learns about farm to school efforts in Inland Empire

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CDFA helps ensure that California cherries meet industry standards and consumer expectations

Did you know that CDFA’s Shipping Point Inspection Program conducts cherry inspections at packing houses to help ensure that California cherries meet state and national standards? Packing houses are hard at work this month to get freshly-picked California cherries to … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross and ISD Director Krout-Greenberg tour San Francisco wholesale produce market

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross, CDFA Inspection Services Director Natalie Krout-Greenberg, and California State Senator Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) visited San Francisco’s SF Market early this morning (May 20) to learn how the Market–a wholesale produce market–provides food and relationships that help businesses, … Continue reading

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California Farm to School Network newsletter spotlights resources, inspiration, events and more

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USDA accepting applications for assistance with organic costs

Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program (OTECP) and Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), which … Continue reading

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New commercial feed regulations aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by helping to decrease food waste

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program has announced new regulations supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by redirecting human food by-products to livestock feed, instead of going to waste and adding to methane … Continue reading

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Farm to School Roadmap for Success presented at working group breakfast, next steps discussed

The Farm to School Advisory Council and Interagency Working Group, whose guidance helped develop the recently released Planting the Seed: Farm to School Roadmap for Success, held a breakfast meeting this week for the final report to be presented to the … Continue reading

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Apply by July 6 for 2022 California Farm to School Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is accepting applications for the 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program, until 5 p.m. PT July 6, 2022. The program will award competitive grants to … Continue reading

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Farm to school tour connects Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry with local farmers

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Save the Date – FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference October 26-27 in Visalia

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