Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is currently accepting concept proposals for the 2018 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances the agronomic and environmental performance of fertilizing materials.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Engineer Cory Iverson:

Sacramento, California - An interview with CDFA secretary Karen Ross on organic agriculture – from the Organic Produce Network:

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Friday called on the Trump Administration to respect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) independence. The CFPB works tirelessly to protect consumers from fraud, abuse, and unfair business practices, and has returned $12 billion to American consumers since being created in the wake of the financial crisis. It was carefully crafted by Congress to be an independent agency.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a proclamation declaring a special election for the 39th Assembly District of the State of California on June 5, 2018. The primary for this special election will be held on April 3, 2018.

Stockton, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the arrest of 47 individuals; seizure of 35 firearms, and 10 of them were assault rifles; nearly $44,000 in currency; and the seizure of 34 pounds of marijuana, 2 pounds of methamphetamine, and 2 pounds of cocaine as part of a takedown of gang members in Stockton.