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

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Commercial Feed Regulatory Program releases spring Quarterly Feed Update

Click here to read the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program spring 2022 Quarterly Feed Update. View this and previous newsletters on the Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter webpage. CFRP is … Continue reading

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Fertilizer Research and Education Program highlighted during #EarthWeek

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FREP-funded research project highlights best nitrogen management practices for container plant production

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) blog, Research Update: Nitrogen Management for Container Plant Production, reviews a FREP-funded project measuring nitrogen (N) input and output from a woody ornamental plant production system … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancy on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board – apply by April 15

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces one vacancy on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the CDFA secretary on CDFA’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality … Continue reading

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Commercial Feed Regulatory Program scientist Moran-Defty describes in webinar how upcycling agricultural byproducts to livestock feed helps reduce landfill waste

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Apply by March 31 to fill one of three vacancies on CDFA Feed Inspection Advisory Board

SACRAMENTO, March 1, 2022 – 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 … Continue reading

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CDFA receives $2 million from USDA for project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

CDFA has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices. These funds are being awarded through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation … Continue reading

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FREP blog encourages registering for California Plant and Soil Virtual Conference Feb. 1-3

The 2022 California Plant and Soil Conference will be held virtually February 1-3, 2022. Organized by the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy, this annual conference provides an opportunity for students, professionals and other attendees to increase their … Continue reading

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