Sacramento, California - CDFA is announcing 18 vacancies on the California Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee (CFMAC).  The CFMAC advises the secretary of agriculture on issues related to the direct marketing of agriculture products at certified farmers’ markets.

Sacramento, California - CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is pleased to announce the award of $800,000 in grant funds to agricultural organizations and universities this year. The grants will fund four projects designed to improve nutrient efficiency and reduce the nitrogen footprint of fertilizer use.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program is announcing a vacancy on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC).  The SEAC makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to quality standards for shell eggs; uniformity of inspection; adjustment of fees for administration and enforcement; and the annual budget.

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture is joining with government partners, NGOs and private industry to celebrate the inaugural California Soils Week, scheduled to correspond with World Soils Day on December 5, 2017 but also including events in northern and southern California from December 4 to December 7.

Sacramento, California - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Pfc. Donald R. Tolson, a U.S. serviceman missing from World War II.

San Francisco, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will discuss California’s climate leadership with columnist Thomas L. Friedman tomorrow in San Francisco at the New York Times ClimateTECH summit, which brings together policymakers and leaders from key industries to examine the technology, innovation and financing needed to help keep the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius.