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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California State Board of
Food and Agriculture


The California State Board of Food and Agriculture serves the interest of the state’s diverse agricultural community. As an advisory board to the governor and secretary, the board addresses key issues that are of importance to California’s farmers and ranchers, community stakeholders, and citizens.

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture is a fifteen-member state board, appointed by the Governor, and carefully selected to represent a broad range of agricultural commodities, a variety of geographic regions and both the University of California and California State University academic systems.

The board encourages public participation and input in all matters concerning agriculture and food policy within the state.

Upcoming State Board of Food and Agriculture Meetings:

wedge November 6, 2018
Meeting Agenda: (PDF)

Board Tour: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Board Meeting: Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Location:
Grimmway Farms
12062 Buena Vista Blvd (Fitness/Conference Center)
Arvin, CA 93203

  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. – Local Area Water Project (PENDING)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Noon – Tour of Grimmway Farms
    • Field/Processing Facility

The next California State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting is scheduled for
December 4, 2018 – Location: TBD

Board Ag Vision Committee Meeting


wedge July 6, 2017: (PDF)

Meeting Location:
Teleconference Meeting – Multiple Locations

Recent State Board Press Releases:

  • CDFA18-058 – 09/26/2018: California Farm Bureau Federation and Western Growers to Discuss Agricultural Issues with State Board of Food and Agriculture on October 2, 2018 (more)
  • CDFA18-049 – 08/30/2018: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Hear Updates on State Water Policy and Reports from Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (more)
  • CDFA18-043 – 07/25/2018: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Visit Sierra Foothilss to Discuss Forest Health and Local Farming Issues (more)
  • CDFA18-036 – 06/4/2018: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Broadband Opportunities for Rural Communities (more)
  • CDFA18-026 – 03/27/2018: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Hear Updates on Current Water Conditions (more)
  • CDFA18-017 – 03/5/2018: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Plant Pest and Diseases at March 6th Meeting (more)
  • CDFA18-009 – 01/24/2018: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Visit Delta and Sonoma County (more)

CDFA TV

December 5, 2017

CA State Board of Food and Agriculture held a meeting to discuss CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing and 2018 Planning. (2:37:26)

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