Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

Secretary Ross on “Imagine If” podcast discussing climate change with young Northern California rancher

Willows, California - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross recently traveled to the Willows area in Northern California to participate in the “Imagine If” podcast, presented by the North American Association for Environmental Education and National Geographic. Secretary Ross met with 17-year-old Bailey Morrell at her parents’ ranch. Bailey has been raising her own cattle since the age of five. On the podcast, Secretary Ross and Bailey discuss their experiences in farming and ranching as well as some of the challenges posed by climate change.

CDFA participates in biogas information-sharing mission to Denmark

Sacramento, California - This week I am honored to be among a United States delegation invited to visit Denmark by the Danish Trade Council and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are there to share information and learn from Denmark’s experiences as it evaluates the prospect of becoming a biogas-based economy.

Attorney General Becerra and Assemblymember Irwin Announce New Law to Strengthen California’s Protections for Service Members

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Thursday applauded Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 3212, a measure that will strengthen California’s existing consumer protections for service members and military families, including California National Guard soldiers and airmen. Attorney General Becerra sponsored the bill and worked closely with the bill’s author, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, to shepherd it through the Legislature.

Fig season in full flower

Sacramento, California - According to the California Fresh Fig Growers Association, the 2018 California Fresh Fig season is well underway and will continue through mid-December. This year’s crop is as sweet as ever with lots of colors, shapes and sizes to enjoy.

Lessons & Leadership at the “Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture” Event

Sacramento, California - A look back at the “Scaling Up Climate Smart Agriculture” event hosted by CDFA in Sonoma County September 11-12, held in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco September 12-14.