California Department of Food and Agriculture

Discovery Of Oriental Fruit Flies In Santa Clara County Prompts 8-Week Eradication EffortThe third discovery of oriental fruit flies in Santa Clara County this year has prompted a treatment in San Jose and Monte Sereno that will last for eight weeks.
Beware Of Produce Cheats At Farmers' Markets -- They Don't Grow What They SellHow do you know you're getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?
Organic Farmers Object To California Pest-Management PlanOrganic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California's strategy on pesticides and crop pests.
Deadly Citrus Tree Pest Found For First Time In Bay AreaThe California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.
California Drought Has Ranchers Selling CattleWith feed costs high and dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as grazing pastures have turned brown.
ConsumerWatch: Calif. Watchdog Keeping Grocers Accountable Shut DownThe government watchdog that is supposed to ensure consumers are not overcharged at the grocery store has stopped doing its job.
California Milk Board Alters PMS-Themed Ad CampaignResponding to a wave of criticism, a California milk board on Thursday modified an advertising campaign that targeted men by promoting milk as a way to lessen the effects of premenstrual syndrome.
Environmentalists Fear New California Pesticide Plan Will Threaten Public HealthThe state is trying to rush a new plan for dealing with invasive insects that will hurt farmers and could prevent Californians from blocking any kind of pesticide spraying in the future, according to a coalition of environmental and health leaders.
Shine A Light On The Holiday Season With ‘Giving Tuesday’
Food For Families Drive

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