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Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of December 24 and in the early morning hours of December 25. The permit application was filed via email and followed by a Zoom meeting bringing together […]

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State warns organic farmers to stop using W.O.W. Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro pesticides

The state is warning organic farmers against the use of pesticides labeled as W.O.W Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro distributed by EcoMIGHT, as lab tests show that these products labeled as organic, natural and glyphosate-free do in fact contain potentially hazardous chemicals. Today, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a notice to EcoMIGHT, […]

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CDFA issues Stop Use Notice and statewide quarantine on organic fertilizer AGRO GOLD WS

SACRAMENTO, December 4, 2020 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today announced that a Stop Use notice and statewide quarantine have been issued for the organic fertilizer product AGRO GOLD WS to all organic operations registered in California. of the product detected the presence of Diquat and Glyphosate, which are substances prohibited […]

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CDFA’s Disaster-Relief Measures for Licensed Commercial Cannabis Farmers: What You Need to Know

September 24, 2020 – The year 2020 has brought us more than 8,000 fires that have burned millions of acres across the state, and we’re still in the thick of fire season. More than 18,000 firefighters continue to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, battling fires throughout California, and many of these […]

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Santa's reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

December 23, 2019 – California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of December 24 and in the early morning hours of December 25. The permit application was filed in person by a rotund, jolly […]

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Tulare County third-grader grows prize-winning giant cabbage

January 25, 2019 – Chase Tienken, a third-grader at Rockford School in Porterville, poses with his prize-winning 20-pound specimen in the Bonnie Plants National 3rd Grade Cabbage Contest. Chase was named the California winner, earning a $1,000 scholarship check, a winner’s certificate, and a letter of congratulations from CDFA secretary Karen Ross. He’ll be honored next […]

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State Cannabis Licensing Authorities Publish Proposed Regulations

SACRAMENTO, July 13, 2018 — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities today announced the publication of proposed regulations in the California Regulatory Notice Register, the first step toward adopting non-emergency regulations. This publication is the start of the formal rulemaking process and marks the opening of the 45-day public comment period. Each licensing authority’s proposed non-emergency […]

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Workshops on Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, January 9, 2018 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the California Department of Public Health, are offering 14 workshops in January and February on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace system. The system will be used statewide to record the inventory and movement […]

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CDFA now accepting applications for annual cannabis cultivation licenses

SACRAMENTO, January 2, 2018 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has begun accepting applications for annual commercial licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors. “After many months of preparation, California’s licensing system for cannabis cultivators is open,” said CDFA’s CalCannabis Director Richard Parrott. “The system allows applicants to begin the registration process […]

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Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

November 16, 2017 – California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and Department of Food […]

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CDFA releases final Environmental Impact Report for CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2017 – The final program environmental impact report (EIR) for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program has been certified and is available for viewing at cdfa.ca.gov/calcannabis/PEIR.html. Certification of the EIR as final by CDFA and providing notice through the California State Clearinghouse is required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and is […]

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Licensing Authorities Announce Withdrawal of Proposed Medical Cannabis Regulations

SACRAMENTO October 3, 2017 – California’s three cannabis licensing authorities announced the official withdrawal of the medical cannabis regulations that were proposed in late spring by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch and Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing. The official withdrawal […]

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CDFA Releases Draft Regulations on California’s Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program

SACRAMENTO, April 28, 2017 — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today released proposed regulations for the state medical cannabis cultivation and licensing program. Release of the draft regulations marks the official start of a 45-day public comment period provided under California law. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments about the proposed […]

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Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

December 23, 2016 – California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of December 24 and in the early morning hours of December 25. The permit application was filed in person by a rotund, jolly […]