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


Apply by April 10 to fill vacancy on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces one vacancy 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

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Staff Spotlight: Valerie White helps ensure CA livestock industry is getting safe and nutritional feed

NAME: Valerie White YEARS AT CDFA: 5 PROGRAM: Commercial Feed Regulatory Program TITLE: Environmental Scientist, Feed Lab Coordinator USUAL ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB: My job consists of being the middle woman for all of our livestock feed samples that are … Continue reading

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Inspection Services Division annual report highlights accomplishments of 2022

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces the release of its Inspection Services Division Annual Report 2022. The annual report offers an overview of Inspection Services Division’s (ISD) programs, boards and committees, fiscal year expenditures, mission, vision, goals … Continue reading

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FREP blog welcomes new FIAB Technical Advisory Subcommittee members

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) blog welcomes two new members of the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board (FIAB) Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC). TASC members advise on FREP activities and assist with the FREP Grant Program through helping set project … Continue reading

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CDFA Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program helps ensure quality and compliance

Did you know that CDFA’s Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) conducts routine inspections to ensure fertilizing materials meet the quantity and quality guaranteed by the manufacturer? For example, in the accompanying photo a CDFA inspector is taking a sample of … Continue reading

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Learn about CDFA programs, opportunities at World Ag Expo

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Commercial Feed Regulatory Program newsletter offers notices to industry, photos of new lab report format, new staff spotlight feature

Click here to view the Winter 2023 Quarterly Feed Update newsletter. The Commercial Feed Regulatory Program is part of the Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services Branch of the CDFA Inspection Services Division.

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CDFA-funded research project examines water and nitrogen management for vegetables in low desert

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has released another installment of its Research Update series that highlights projects funded by the FREP annual Grant Program. Project Title: Efficient Water and Nitrogen Management Practices … Continue reading

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Apply by March 13 to fill vacancies on Feed Inspection Advisory Board

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 contribute to a clean and … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $650,000 for research and education projects to improve irrigation and nutrient management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is announcing $653,067 in grant funding for three projects to advance California growers’ understanding and implementation of improved nitrogen and irrigation management practices. This funding is … Continue reading

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