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Check out Commercial Feed Regulatory Program’s blog about 2023 accomplishments

In 2023, the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) Commercial Feed Regulatory Program (CFRP) continued work to ensure feed safety, food safety and quality of commercial feed in California. Inspectors and staff met goals and embraced changes throughout the year. Accomplishments … Continue reading

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Updated veterinary feed directive training available online

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces updated Livestock Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) online training. The training has been organized by major species (swine, bovine and poultry) and is intended to provide ongoing educational resources to California feed … Continue reading

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CDFA awards $1.4 million 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 $1.4 million in grant funding for six projects to advance California growers’ understanding and implementation of improved nitrogen and irrigation management practices. This funding … Continue reading

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CDFA joins State Employee Food Drive effort by volunteering at food bank

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CDFA awards $9 million to 103 projects in Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program

CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork  is pleased to announce approximately $9 million in grants for 103 projects through the Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program. The grants will fund energy-efficient and climate-friendly refrigeration and freezer equipment for corner stores, small businesses, and … Continue reading

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Nutrient Management Conference recap available on Fertilizer Research and Education Program blog

The 31st Annual Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and Western Plant Health (WPH) Nutrient Management Conference was held in Modesto, CA, on November 8-9, 2023. The conference had over 120 attendees including crop consultants, growers, industry representatives, researchers and government … Continue reading

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Did you know CDFA’s Center for Analytical Chemistry has an R&D Team working to improve methods?

Did you know that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry has a Research and Development (R&D) Team always working to improve methods? The R&D Team provides analytical and applied research and development services and … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Safe Animal Feed Education Program’s KC Gutenberger helps ensure feed and food safety

NAME: KC Gutenberger YEARS AT CDFA: 6 PROGRAM: Safe Animal Feed Education (SAFE) Program POSITION TITLE: Environmental Scientist USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES ON THE JOB? The mission of the SAFE Program is to provide research and education regarding the safe manufacture, … Continue reading

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Apply by Jan. 12 to fill vacancy on CDFA Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board

CDFA is announcing one vacancy on the Fertilizer Inspection Advisory Board. The board advises the CDFA secretary on the Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP), which ensures fertilizing materials are safe, effective and meet quality guarantees. FMIP inspectors and investigators located … Continue reading

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Apply by Jan. 19 to be on Farm to Community Food Hubs Program Advisory Committee

CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is accepting applications through January 19, 2024, for those interested in serving on the inaugural Farm to Community Food Hubs Advisory Committee. The 10-member committee will advise CDFA’s secretary on education, outreach and technical … Continue reading

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