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California’s Commitment To Reducing Food Waste

Sacramento, Calif., (February 8, 2017) – This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food by connecting consumers, school districts, and others directly with California’s farmers and ranchers. This story is about …

CDFA Seeking Public Comments On The Next Dairy Digester Research And Development Program Grant Solicitation

Sacramento, Calif., (February 7, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting public comments on the DRAFT Request for Grant Applications for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), authorized by the Budget Act of 2016. An estimated $29-36 million in competitive grant funding will be awarded to provide financial assistance for the installation …

CDFA Accepting Applications For The 2017 State Water Efficiency And Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

Sacramento, Calif., (February 3, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is beginning to accept applications, effective today, for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). An estimated $3.75 million will be available for competitive grant funding to provide financial assistance to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water at California agricultural operations. …

Hydroponic agriculture showcases diversity of California Ag production

Hydroponic agriculture showcases diversity of California Ag production

San Diego, Calif., (January 30, 2017) – Hydroponic agriculture, the growing of plants without soil and adding nutrients in water, is a relatively new method of production in California, but it shows promise as a growth sector for farmers seeking to produce more efficiently while utilizing fewer natural resources, a challenge and opportunity recognized by all of agriculture as it …

Update on Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Update on Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Sacramento, Calif., (January 26, 2017) – CDFA’s State Organic Program (SOP) is pleased to announce a federal funding opportunity of $12.5 Million for eligible applicants under the Organic Cost Share Program (OCCSP).  The SOP has applied to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) under the United States Department of Agriculture to assist in distribution of these funds.  This money assists organic …

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross To Host Farm Bill Listening Sessions – Seeking Public Comments On California’s Agricultural Priorities

Sacramento, Calif., (January 24, 2017) – California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders on priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. “The farm bill is as important to San Francisco and Los Angeles as it is to the Central Valley,” said CDFA Secretary …

CDFA Accepting Applications For Grants To Provide Workshops And Technical Assistance For Farmers Participating In The State Water Efficiency And Enhancement Program (Sweep)

Sacramento, Calif., (January 16, 2017) – CDFA will begin accepting applications today from non-profit organizations, California academic institutions and California Resource Conservation Districts for grant funds to provide technical assistance to applicants for grants from the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Applicants may apply for funding in amounts between $2,500 and $5,000. Applications must meet several minimum requirements …

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