Farmer Resource Portal
Welcome to the Farmer Resource Portal — This page is designed to help farmers and ranchers find key information about CDFA grant programs, information about important regulations that affect farmers, CDFA boards and commissions and resources CDFA offers for farmers and ranchers in multiple languages.
The Farmer Equity Report is an in-depth report that outlines the key challenges facing socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in California and a set of recommendations for CDFA to address these challenges. The full report is available in English and Español.
CDFA wishes to thank all of the farmers, government agency staff and non-profit organizations for their valuable input and contributions to this report. CDFA extends a special thank you to the California Farmer Justice Collaborative for their steadfast support and collaboration, beginning with their work to create AB 1348 in 2017, and continuing throughout the past two years as members worked closely with the Farmer Equity Advisor throughout the writing and research for this report.
CDFA Resources and Information for Farmers and Ranchers
Index of information and resources to help farmers run their businesses and learn about important regulations that could affect their farms. Use this index to answer common questions like "How do I sell at farmers markets?" or "What are the food safety regulations that affect my farm?"
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This newsletter will send out grant program deadlines and updates, new resources, CDFA board and commission vacancies and meetings, any new regulation or news that affects farmers or ranchers, and articles highlighting the diversity of California’s farmers and farms. The newsletter will be in English and Spanish.
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Farm Video of the Month
Climate Smart Agriculture: Rossow Farms
Episode 1: SWEEP has had a positive effect on Seth Rossow’s family owned farm, Rossow Farms which is located in Merced, San Joaquin County. (4:06)
Climate Smart Agriculture: Giacomazzi Farms
Episode 2: SWEEP has had a positive effect on Dino Giacomazzi’s family owned farm, Giacomazzi Farms which is located in Hanford, Kings County. (4:05)
Climate Smart Agriculture: Tchieng and Thao Farms
Episode 3: SWEEP has had a positive effect on Fong Tchieng’s family owned farm, Tchieng Family Farm and Kong Thao’s family owned farm, Thao Family Farms, both of which are located in Fresno County. (5:00)
Climate Smart Ag - Episode 4: Ronald Leimgruber Farms.
Ronald Leimgruber of Ronald Leimgruber Farms in Holtville, CA, shares results of using a more efficient water monitoring system. (5:00)
Yoon Chao's Farms – Marysville, California
For 26 years, Yoon Chao's Farms has been serving delicious berries. The family farm is in Marysville, California... (2:11)