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CDFA & UC Davis Collaborate to Assist Commercial Laboratories Testing Smoke Impact in Wine Grapes

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology, and the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are offering laboratory services, with limited capacity, to test winegrapes and wine for the presence of smoke compounds due to recent wildfires. In addition to commercial laboratories already performing tests, these laboratories are offering …

Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Continuation Referendum Passes

The Pierce’s Disease & Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Referendum, conducted this spring, passed with 78 percent approval of California winegrape growers. All winegrape producer entities that paid the assessment on grapes crushed in 2019 received ballots and 49 percent cast ballots. Assessment funds are used for research, outreach, and related activities on PD, GWSS, and other designated pests and diseases of …

Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to CA Winegrapes (June 11 Webinar)

The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect from Asia that was first found in Pennsylvania in 2014. The spotted lanternfly can decimate entire grape vineyards and damage fruit orchards, hops, walnuts, hardwoods, and landscape trees. While the SLF has not yet reached California, officials at CDFA are already engaged and the Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Board has designated …

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Now Available to Ag

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal will reopen today as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the President one week ago, provided …

Grape Crush Report Rescheduled for April 10 Release

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are rescheduling cooperatively funded reports that were affected by the lapse in federal funding. During the lapse, NASS was not able to collect data nor issue reports, including those funded by state and industry programs. The following reports have been rescheduled and others will be …

Pierce’s Disease Research Symposium

The 2018 Pierce’s Disease Research Symposium will be held December 18 and 19, 2018, in San Diego, California.  Although the event is called the Pierce’s Disease Research Symposium, it also covers other pests and diseases of wine grapes, reflecting the expanding focus of the PD/GWSS Board. Researchers and others from around the globe are expected to attend, to learn about …

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

FSMA Produce Safety Training Limited time discounted rate! Space is limited! Get your training before the next compliance deadline in January 2019! Who Should Attend Produce growers, buyers, and others interested in learning about: produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The U.S. FDA’s …

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

FSMA Produce Safety Training Safe Food Alliance and the California Walnut Board have partnered together to offer the official FSMA Produce Safety Training. The California Walnut Board is offering one complimentary registration per walnut grower. Only walnut growers (one attendee per company) can apply the discount code: PSCWB2018 at checkout. Who Should Attend Produce growers, buyers, and others interested in …

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

FSMA Produce Safety Training Limited time discounted rate! Space is limited! Get your training before the next compliance deadline in January 2019! Who Should Attend Produce growers, buyers, and others interested in learning about: produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The U.S. FDA’s …

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

FSMA Produce Safety Training Safe Food Alliance is honored to partner with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, as their designated training provider for Central and Southern California, to conduct the required Produce Safety training for growers at a discounted rate of $35 per attendee Who Should Attend Produce growers, buyers, and others interested in learning about: produce safety, the …

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