CDFA ANNOUNCES SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM SACRAMENTO, June 17, 2019 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking public comment on the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) and application materials developed for the 2019 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Technical Assistance Grant Program. CDFA…

Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings

Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule § 112.22(c) requires that “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.” Here…

Agricultural Scholarships

Agricultural Scholarships Fresno Grizzlies Farm Grown Scholarships Farm Grown promotes the agricultural heritage and philanthropic vitality of the Central San Joaquin Valley through the building of meaningful partnerships in support of education, agriculture, healthy living, and baseball. Fresno Grizzlies and community ag partners are pleased to provide scholarships annually to outstanding FFA students pursuing a…

USDA Designates Nine CA Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

USDA Designates Nine CA Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Release No. 0023.19   Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov   Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San…

Upcoming Produce Safety Training Sessions

Upcoming Produce Safety Training Sessions MARCH 2019   Watsonville, CA, USA: 3/20/2019 Location: 141 Monte Vista Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA Contact Information: Robert Pattison, Phone: 530-757-5750 Cost:$30; Course #: CA-190320-GR | Registration Information Training Language: Spanish Imperial, CA, USA: 3/21/2019 Location: 485 Business Parkway, Imperial, CA 92251, USA Contact Information: Anila Mehmood, Phone: 916-561-5900 Cost: $35; Course #: CA-190321-GR | Registration…