Sacramento, California - CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock Identification is announcing vacancies on the Livestock Identification Advisory Board (LIAB).  According to Food and Agriculture Code 20469, the LIAB makes recommendations to the Secretary relative to improvements and changes in the administration and enforcement of the hide and brand laws and regulations. procedures which are followed by the Bureau of Livestock Identification; curbing of livestock thefts; the annual budget for the Bureau of Livestock Identification; and legislation which is designed to improve the function of the Bureau of Livestock ID.

Sacramento, California - California Grown and Visit California are teaming up to produce the #Fan2Farm video series, profiling farms throughout California and fans of those farms who stop by for a visit.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing one vacancy on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on statewide citrus pest and disease work activities, including outreach and education as well as surveying, detecting, analyzing, and treating pests and diseases specific to citrus.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Modoc County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jack Hopkins:

Washington, DC - California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has been honored for her extensive contributions to animal health and animal agriculture with a 2016 USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator’s Award, recently bestowed by APHIS administrator Kevin Shea at the annual meeting of the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA).