Inspection Services Blog

Category Archives: CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch


California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch in the Inspection Services Division.


CDFA’s Nick Young discusses innovation of plant biostimulants in podcast

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program Supervisor Nick Young is featured in a podcast, Charting the Course for Plant Biostimulants, published by Redox Bio-Nutrients. During the podcast, Young discusses his CDFA role working at the … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program, CDFA Inspection Services Division | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Apply by July 31 to fill 1 of 4 vacancies on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee

CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing four vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee.  This subcommittee serves as an expert scientific panel on matters concerning efficient use of fertilizing materials and irrigation water. Members assist … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), CDFA Inspection Services Division, Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Apply by March 25 to fill one of three vacancies on Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee

CDFA is announcing three vacancies on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee.   This subcommittee provides technical and scientific advice to the Feed Inspection Advisory Board and CDFA on animal food nutrition, safety and efficacy data review of … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Commercial Feed Regulatory Program, CDFA Feed Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee, CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Inspection Services Division | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FREP-funded research projects offer nitrogen management best practices for California cherries and California wheat

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) annually funds and coordinates research to advance the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use and handling of fertilizer materials. Since 1990, FREP has funded such research … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), CDFA Inspection Services Division | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) invites crop consultants / advisors to join group session for feedback on FREP informational products and services

The FREP team is inviting crop consultants and advisors to take part in evaluating how FREP can better support their work across California. FREP will be holding a series of focus group sessions to gather feedback and suggestions on irrigation … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), CDFA Inspection Services Division | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FREP’s Mark Cady named president of California Chapter of American Society of Agronomy

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) Supervisor Mark Cady on Feb. 7 became president of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy (CalASA). “I’m excited to take on this responsibility,” Cady … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), CDFA Inspection Services Division | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Apply by Feb. 29 to fill vacancy on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces 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 wholesome … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Commercial Feed Regulatory Program, CDFA Feed Inspection Advisory Board, CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Inspection Services Division, CDFA Livestock Drug Program, CDFA Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Subscribe to receive new email version of Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) invites you to subscribe to a modernized Quarterly Feed Update Newsletter that is changing from a PDF file to an email newsletter. The new Quarterly Feed Update … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Commercial Feed Regulatory Program, CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Inspection Services Division, CDFA Livestock Drug Program, CDFA Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sign up for Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s quarterly newsletter – “Bringing Research into Practice”

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) now offers a quarterly newsletter, “Bringing Research into Practice.” With this newsletter, FREP intends to provide updates on the FREP Grant Program, including information on funding … Continue reading

Posted in CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), CDFA Inspection Services Division, Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board Technical Advisory Subcommittee | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

CDFA participates in 44th annual EcoFarm Conference

CDFA staff was happy to participate and answer questions for farmers and ranchers at the 44th Annual EcoFarm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. Topics of interest included the CDFA State Organic Program, Organic Certification Cost Share Program, CDFA Organic Input Materials Program, … Continue reading

Posted in California Organic Products Advisory Committee, CDFA California State Organic Program, CDFA Farm to School Network, CDFA Farm to School Program, CDFA Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch, CDFA Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program, CDFA Inspection & Compliance Branch, CDFA Inspection Services Division, CDFA Office of Farm to Fork, CDFA Organic Input Material Program | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment