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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 Meeting:

wedge September 6, 2016: Agenda (PDF)
(Meeting to begin at 10 am)

Location: California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street, Main Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814

The next California State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting is scheduled for
October 4, 2016 - Location: TBD

Board Water Committee Meeting


wedge No meetings scheduled at this time.

Meeting Location:
TBD

The next Water Committee meeting is scheduled for:
TBD

Recent State Board Press Releases:

  • CDFA16-027 – 7/28/2016: Medical Cannabis and GMO Labeling to be Discussed at August 2 Meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture (more)
  • CDFA16-022 – 6/29/2016: California State Board of Food and Agriculture Starts Discussions on 2018 Farm Bill (more)
  • CDFA16-019 – 5/24/2016: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Technology, Innovation and Food Waste in the Bay Area (more)
  • CDFA16-010 – 2/24/2016: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Irrigated Lands Regulatory Programs at March Meeting in Sacramento (more)
  • CDFA16-007 – 1/28/2016: State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss California's Organic Program on February 2 in Sacramento (more)
  • CDFA15-063 – 12/30/2015: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Climate Change Issues at January 5th Meeting (more)
  • CDFA15-051 – 10/27/2015: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Business and Consumer Food Trends on November 3rd in Sacramento (more)
  • CDFA15-046 – 10/01/2015: Food & Agriculture Board to Discuss Land Subsidence, Groundwater Management at October 6 Public Meeting (more)
  • CDFA15-039 – 08/26/2015: Drought, Conservation to be Discussed at Upcoming Meeting of the State Board of Food and Agriculture (more)
  • CDFA15-035 – 07/30/2015: California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Incentives for Greenhouse Gas Reductions on Farms and in Local Communities (more)
  • CDFA15-029 – 07/01/2015: Groundwater Management, Agricultural Land Trends to be Discussed at the Upcoming California State Board of Food and Agriculture Meeting (more)

CDFA TV

Reaching Out To Future Farmers

Craig McNamara, President of the California Board of Food and Agriculture, keynote speaker at the Food Day celebration forum held at California State University, Sacramento. (1:45)

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