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San Joaquin River Water Infrastructure Authority Press Conference – Application Signing Ceremony

Los Banos, Calif., (August 16, 2017) – The signing ceremony for the Water Infrastructure Authority application marks an important milestone for the water users we serve. A diverse group of stakeholders have joined together in a bold effort to advance water storage for California. As chairman of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, I am proud to be a …

Tickets are on sale now to the Farm-to-Fork dining experience benefiting the CA State Fair Kaiser Permanente Farm

Sacramento, Calif., (August 16, 2017) – Join us for the 2017 Blue Ribbon Brunch at the California State Fair Kaiser Permanente Farm on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Blue Ribbon Brunch is a three course farm-to-fork feast with the best fresh, local ingredients, plus award-winning wines, beers and desserts from the California State Fair competitions. The …

Fresno County Farm Bureau issues statement on Support for Proposition 1 Funding of Temperance Flat Dam

Fresno, Calif., (August 15, 2017) – “After decades of talk and nearly two years of a regional effort to put together a stellar application packet, Fresno County Farm Bureau celebrates the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority’s official filing of the Temperance Flat Dam bid for state water bond funding. “Temperance Flat is an absolute must for the viability of …

Stand-Alone Quota Program: Red-Lined Version Under The Microscope Before The Last PRB Meeting

Modesto, Calif., (August 15, 2017) – This week CDFA made public the edits suggested to its draft language for a stand-alone quota program. The draft was presented at the last Producer Review Board (PRB), the third in a series of meetings where the PRB diligently and passionately listened and discussed the merits of what was presented to them. Edits ranged …

USDA California Crop Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (August 15, 2017) – The weather last week was hot and dry week across the state. The monsoon was not as active across the deserts. Rainfall was confined to the Sierras and northern mountains, with light showers dotting these areas every day Monday through Thursday. Most areas remained dry or received less than a quarter inch of rain, …

National Raisin Company Invests in the Future with Renewable Technology

National Raisin Company Invests in the Future with Renewable Technology

Farming in California is not easy, but it is the best place in the world to grow raisins. As growers take on increasing input costs due to changing political and environmental conditions, sustainability becomes so important to remaining viable and prosperous in the industry. National Raisin Company has recently invested in some key renewable technologies to improve their efficiency and …

CDFA Receives $3.9 Million To Help Low-Income Families Buy Fruits, Vegetables

Sacramento, Calif., (August 14, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has received a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help low-income Californians purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at certified farmers’ markets. The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant will fund the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP), which begins this summer. The program …

Joe Rochioli Honored for Outstanding Achievements in FFA and Agriculture

Healdsburg, Calif., (August 14, 2017) – Joe Rochioli Jr. was honored for his outstanding Achievements in FFA and Agriculture by the Healdsburg High School FFA Ag Boosters Board on June 24, 2017 at their Shrimp Boil and Bluegrass fundraiser at Jackson Family Wine’s Richard’s Grove. More than 150 guests turned out for the 2nd annual event, including leaders from the …

CDFA Announces Grant Funding Available For Healthy Soils Program In 2017

Sacramento, Calif., (August 14, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the Healthy Soils Program (HSP). The program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2016, receives funding from California Climate Investments, with proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions targeted to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while providing a variety of additional benefits …

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