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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #20-049
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Teleconference Scheduled to Assist BIFS Grant Applicants


SACRAMENTO, March 30, 2020 – Deadlines for the Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) and Proactive IPM Solutions grant programs have been extended from May 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020 in response to disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) has also scheduled a public teleconference in April 2020 to assist applicants interested in the BIFS grant program. The aim of this teleconference is to provide more information about the program and to provide assistance during the application process.  

BIFS Teleconference details:

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 1:30 p.m.

To join the information session, call into the conference line and enter
the participant code:

Conference Line: 1-866-773-0618

Participant Code: 4636151

For a full timeline of dates and other important information for applicants, please visit the BIFS and Proactive IPM webpages.

OPCA is part of CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation and provides consultation to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) on pesticide regulatory matters. OPCA’s consultative activities focus on potential pesticide regulatory impacts and pest management alternatives that may mitigate or prevent such impacts on production agriculture. OPCA staff is also involved in other projects relating to pesticide use and alternatives. Visit the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis website for additional information.

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