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CDFA To Celebrate Farmer And Farmworker Month In Virtual Meeting, October 5, 2021

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will celebrate “Farmer and Farmworker Month” with perspectives and presentations from the agricultural community. The Board will also hear updates on federal and state disaster assistance programs related to drought and wildfires. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m. via GoToWebinar.Meeting Link:              https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4232674882293680908Webinar ID:                 …

Dairy and Almond Groups Partner on Healthy Soils Research

Building healthy soils has tremendous benefits. Increasing the amount of organic matter within the soil can improve water retention and protection, reduce erosion, sequester carbon, and improve crop yields. Increasing water scarcity and severe drought conditions make boosting soil resilience an even greater priority for California. Researchers are exploring how the environmental benefits of healthy soils initiatives can extend even …

California Biodiversity Day a Time to Recognize State’s Extraordinary Natural Environment

Today is California Biodiversity Day, and CDFA is pleased and proud to recognize this day along with the Natural Resources Agency, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other government agencies and partners that spend every day working hard to restore, to preserve and enhance California’s biodiversity. Our state is a biodiversity hotspot — we have 1,500 species that are …

North American Meat Institute Calls for Moratorium on Prop 12 Enforcement

With California’s Proposition 12’s (Prop 12) January 1, 2022, effective date for pork looming and the rules implementing the law nearly two years late and far from final, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today called for a moratorium on enforcement to allow those subject to the law time to comply. “Until final rules issue, affected companies are ‘on …

The Threat of Branched Broomrape for California Processing Tomato

Branched broomrape (Phelipanche ramosa), a parasitic weed that was the focus of a $1.5 million eradication effort four decades ago in California, has recently re-emerged in tomato fields in several Central Valley counties. Processing tomatoes are important to the California agricultural economy; the state produced over 90% of the 12 million tons of tomatoes grown in the United States in …

Detection of Citrus Disease (HLB) in San Diego County Establishes New Quarantine Area

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has declared a quarantine in north San Diego County following the detection of the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, in two citrus trees on one residential property in the city of Oceanside. This is the first time the plant disease, which does not harm people but is deadly to citrus, …

State Warns Organic Farmers to Stop Using W.O.W. Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro Pesticides

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 show that these products labeled as organic, natural and glyphosate-free do in fact contain potentially hazardous chemicals. Today, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a notice to EcoMIGHT, LLC, a Florida-based company, that …

CDFA Announces Results of Controversial Dairy QIP Referendum

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) recently conducted a referendum vote among California Market Milk Producers within the State of California to determine whether the Quota Implementation Plan (QIP) effective November 1, 2018, should be amended to equalize regional quota adjusters such that the quota premium in all counties equal 1.43/cwt., and to terminate the QIP effective March …

Protect Citrus from Sweet Orange Scab and Lime Swallowtail Butterfly

Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program — While limiting the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing are the highest priority for the California citrus industry and the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program, the program continually monitors for a number of threats to the industry and has recently detected sweet orange scab (SOS) in new areas of the state. Additionally, …

As Drought Worsens, Advisory Group Recommends Update to CA’s On-Farm Water Efficiency Incentive Program

As Californians brace themselves for the impacts of drought, an advisory group of irrigation experts and farmers recently released some timely recommendations to update the state’s sole on-farm water and energy efficiency program, the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Created to assist farmers during the previous drought and address climate change, SWEEP funds on-farm water and energy efficiency projects like micro irrigation, …

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