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Proposals for 2019 Specialty Crop Grants

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR 2019 SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS SACRAMENTO, September 24, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program...

USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs

(Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  Producers of certain commodities...

DPR Brown Bag Lunch Series

DPR Director Brian R. Leahy launched the Brown Bag lunch series in 2012 to educate the public about projects that showcase the department’s mission: Protecting human health and the environment by regulating pesticide sales and use; and encouraging reduced-risk pest...

Annual FREP/WHPA Conference

CALIFORNIA’S FREP/WPHA CONFERENCE COMES TO SEASIDE OCTOBER 22-24, 2018 SACRAMENTO, August 23, 2018 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) will host...

Best Practices for Pesticide Aerial Application

Register for September 27 Webinar on Best Practices for Pesticide Aerial Application EPA is hosting a webinar titled “Best Practices for Aerial Application” on September 27, 2018, from 2 - 3:30 pm ET. This webinar is tailored for growers, pesticide applicators, pest...

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