Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today's vote by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board to reduce the pension fund’s current 7.5% expected annual rate of return on investments to 7% over the next three years:

Sacramento, California - The public is invited to a Soils Summit hosted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on healthy soil and climate smart agriculture. The meeting provides an opportunity to explore roles and collaborative opportunities for managing California soils for health and natural fertility while reducing greenhouse gases. The meeting will be held at the CDFA Auditorium, 1220 N St., Sacramento, on Jan. 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Sacramento, California - The CalAgPlate is a great gift for your family and friends. Nothing says “California Agriculture” better than a stylish license plate that supports agricultural educational and leadership within our great state!

San Francisco, California - Rallying thousands of scientists at one of the largest international gatherings of its kind, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called on the scientific community - the “truth-tellers” and “truth seekers” - to mobilize for the climate fight.

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

Sacramento, California - California state government as well as academia and non-profit agencies have been allocated a total of $11,938,300 in the USDA spending plan to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment, as well as ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock.