Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals for the 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP).

Sacramento, California - CDFA is currently scheduling an On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRR) for readiness for the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule when it takes effect in 2019 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 55 Attorneys General, joined a letter calling on the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to help ensure support for programs that aim to combat and prevent domestic and sexual violence. The programs supported through VAWA include training and assistance to address and reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, along with resources and services to assist survivors and hold offenders accountable.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Friday continued his defense of California’s gun safety laws by filing a motion for initial en banc review in Flanagan v. Becerra, a challenge to California’s laws that regulate who may carry a firearm in public places. The petition was filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in response to the Court's recent decision in Young v. State of Hawai’i. In the Young case, a three-member panel of the Court held that Hawai’i's public carry regulations, as the Court understood them, violate the Second Amendment. If allowed to stand, the decision could erroneously alter the Court's consideration of California's public carry laws and other sensible firearms laws and regulations.

Sacramento, California - The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are proud to announce the 2018 finalists for the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award honors private landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. The finalists are: