Food & Agriculture, Department of

Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA)

In 1919, the California Legislature created a single department responsible for protecting and promoting agriculture. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now organized into six divisions. The department operates at more than 100 locations throughout the state. These divisions provide valuable services to producers, merchants and the public. Many of the are conducted in partnership with local county offices of the agricultural commissioners and sealers. California's agricultural abundance is a reflection of the people who made the Golden State their home. In the process, they brought their agricultural heritage with them. Early California farmers and ranchers were the Spanish missionaries, followed by Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese and Russians. Today, nearly every nationality is represented in California agriculture. The California Department of Food and Agriculture strives to support this tradition of innovation and agricultural diversity by working with private industry, academia and public sector agencies. These partnerships allow the department to adapt public policy to a rapidly changing industry - California agriculture.

General Information: 916-654-0466
Hearing Impaired: 800-735-2929
Fax: 916-657-4240
Phone Hours of Availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Homepage of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/

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California Department of Food and Agriculture's Employment Page. https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/Employment/

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KAREN ROSS was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on January 12, 2011, by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Secretary ... https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/SecretaryBio.html

CDFA: Inspection and Compliance: Certified Farmers Market Program

California Department of Food and Agriculture. ... Certified farmers' markets in 1977, by Department regulations, exempted farmers from packing, sizing, and ... https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/i_&_c/cfm.html

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California Agricultural Statistics. ... Service) dial 1-800-735-2922; FAX: 916-657- 4240 (Sacramento); Address: California Department of Food and Agriculture https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/Contact_Us.html

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture also publishes statistics related to California dairy production and, in cooperation with the University of ... https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/statistics/

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Inspection Services is a division within the California Department of Food and Agriculture(CDFA). California currently produces over 400 different crops which ... https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/is/

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The Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, proposes various changes to its regulations under the California Code of ... https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/Regulations.html