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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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Showcasing the work of CDFA’s Inspection Services Division

CDFA’s Inspection Services Division has released its Annual Report for 2021 (Fiscal year ’20-’21). The report gives an overview of programs within the Inspection Services Division (ISD), as well as information about boards and committees; a fiscal year summary; and … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Justin Petty helps assure safe and effective fertilizing materials are available in California

NAME: Justin Petty YEARS AT CDFA: 12.5 PROGRAM: Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program TITLE: Special Investigator HOW DO YOU WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA FOOD SUPPLY? I educate and regulate producers of fertilizing materials to assure safe and effective products are available … Continue reading

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Apply now to fill vacancies on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board

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

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Apply by July 14 to fill vacancies on Fertilizer Research and Education Program’s Technical Advisory Subcommittee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing three vacancies on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee. This subcommittee serves as an expert scientific panel on matters concerning plant nutrition and nutrient management related to … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA’s Organic Input Material Program offers a database of fertilizing materials verified as meeting organic standards?

Did you know the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has public database of fertilizing materials for organic crop and food production that have been verified to comply with California fertilizing material laws and regulations and U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Apply by August 31 to fill vacancy on Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board

Do you hold a current fertilizing materials license, or are you a representative of a licensed firm? Then you’re the perfect candidate to apply to be on the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The … Continue reading

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CDFA scientist Dale Woods retires after 35 years at agency

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