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.
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.
State Officials Hope Insect Will Stop Invasive WeedsCalifornia officials have released thousands of insects in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to combat an invasive weed that has clogged the waterway.
Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-HappyA coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.
California Agriculture Officials Declare Victory Over Grapevine MothCalifornia agricultural officials say they have successfully beaten back an invasive species that was threatening the state's wine industry.