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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 ,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #21-165
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SACRAMENTO, December 6, 2021 – The deadline for the Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) grant program has been extended by two weeks from December 6, 2021 to December 20, 2021.

For a full timeline of dates and other important information for applicants, please visit the BIFS webpage or contact OPCA staff at

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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