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CDFA welcomes Dr. Geetika Joshi to lead Produce Safety Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD) welcomes Geetika Joshi, Ph.D., as the newly appointed environmental program manager to lead the Produce Safety Program (PSP). “We’re excited to welcome Geetika to the team as she … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting applications for OCal Cannabis Certification Program certifying agents

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for public and private entities interested in being certifying agents for the OCal Cannabis Certification Program. OCal is a statewide certification program that establishes and enforces comparable-to-organic cannabis standards. … Continue reading

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Join CDFA in recognizing National Farmers’ Market Week, August 1-7

Video in Spanish: Visit this link for a list of Certified Farmers’ Markets in California. View this original post on the CDFA Planting Seeds blog.

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State warns organic farmers to stop using W.O.W. What Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro pesticides

Joint release by California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Pesticide Regulation The state is warning organic farmers against the use of pesticides labeled as W.O.W Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro distributed by EcoMIGHT, as lab tests … Continue reading

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CDFA announces vacancies on Standardization Advisory Committee

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the Standardization Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Standardization Program, as well as reviewing proposed regulations and making recommendations concerning … Continue reading

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Report — California organic commodities continue expansion

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently released the California Agricultural Organic Report 2019-2020. Publication highlights: California accounts for 40% of all organic production in the U.S. Between 2014 and 2019, organic production increased 44% In 2019, sales … Continue reading

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Schedule free On-Farm Readiness Review to ensure compliance with Produce Safety Rule

Are your farm’s food safety practices compliant with the Produce Safety Rule? A good way to find out is to schedule a free, non-regulatory On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program. … Continue reading

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CDFA Technical Assistance Program debuts new webpage

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces a new webpage is now available for its Technical Assistance Program. The CDFA Technical Assistance Program (TAP) provides educational resources to help small-scale produce farms comply with the federal Food Safety … Continue reading

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Food Safety E-Learning Series: attend sessions this week about production agricultural water, view previous sessions about biological soil amendments of animal origin

Register now to attend three free, online courses starting this week about production agricultural water. These courses are part of the California Farm Food Safety E-Learning series created by the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology, funded by the … Continue reading

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Register now for California Farm Food Safety E-Learning Series about biological soil amendments of animal origin and production agricultural water

Register now for two tracks in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology California Farm Food Safety E-Learning Series funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture Produce Safety Program. Several speakers will provide short presentations during the … Continue reading

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