Author Archives: Joshua Bingham

Commercial Feed Regulatory Program blog offers six video tutorials to help industry navigate ExtraView Database

The Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) released six videos designed to help industry navigate the ExtraView Database, which is used for licensing, reporting tonnage, and payments. Industry has expressed struggles with navigating the database, which has led to many updates … Continue reading

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Visit State Organic Program booth at Organic Grower Summit Nov. 29-30

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California State Organic Program (SOP) invites attendees of the sixth annual Organic Grower Summit to visit the SOP booth in the exhibitor section. The event runs November 29-30. The summit provides a great opportunity … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting pre-proposals for 2024 Fertilizer Research and Education Program grant cycle

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2024 grant cycle.  FREP’s competitive grant program funds proposals that advance fertilization and irrigation practices and minimize environmental impacts of … Continue reading

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California Farm to School Conference celebrates champions building local, resilient food systems

More than 300 school food leaders, farmers and educators joined California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross and the Alice Waters Institute at the 2023 California Farm to School Conference October … Continue reading

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Farm to School Month – CDFA celebrates statewide partners

In recognition of National Farm to School Month’s theme of “Rooted in Community: Growing Stronger, Together,” CDFA celebrates the community of individuals across all sectors, generations and interests – farmers, parents, students, advocates, teachers, food service workers and lawmakers – who share … Continue reading

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National Farm to School Month — CDFA reaching out to partners with invitation

CDFA urges statewide partners to celebrate October as National Farm to School Month and is inviting them to attend the 2023 California Farm to School Conference on October 24-25 in Palm Springs. CDFA, in partnership with the office of California First Partner Jennifer Siebel … Continue reading

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Produce Safety Program offers On-Farm Readiness Review workshops to help farmers prepare for inspection

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program and Western Agricultural Processors Association recently collaborated to host workshops about On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs) in four locations. With total attendance of 92, the workshops were hosted in Live … Continue reading

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Santa Ana Unified utilizes CDFA farm to school grant funding to purchase local produce, establish clubs & more!

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) farm to school grantees are hard at work implementing grant projects and transforming the school food system! For example, 2022 California Farm to School Incubator Grant Program recipient Santa Ana Unified School District … Continue reading

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CDFA celebrates partnerships, advancements in food safety initiatives during Food Safety Education Month

CDFA joins the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other state and federal partners in recognizing September as National Food Safety Education Month. CDFA also celebrates FDA’s recent announcement to form a new, unified Human Foods Program, with James “Jim” … Continue reading

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Check out California Farm to School Network newsletter for resources, workshops and more!

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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