Sacramento, California - An ongoing investigation has determined that infected birds moved from within the virulent Newcastle disease (VND) quarantine area in Riverside County led to the recent detection of the disease in the Ramona-area of San Diego County. This bird movement occurred in violation of the quarantine. It is important to note that any bird movement within a quarantined area is prohibited by law and violators are subject to fines ranging from $100 to $1,000, or up to $25,000 if a violator is proven to have moved the virus.

Sacramento, California - The Golden State celebrates “California Biodiversity Day” on September 7. Home to the most diverse species and ecosystems in the U.S., California celebrates by encouraging actions to protect the natural variety that is part of the state’s enduring allure.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday announced that he has signed the following bills:

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced the following appointments:

Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present four workshops and two webinars on the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) competitive solicitation process. Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a review of the concept proposal questions, a live demonstration of the online application system, and more. All prospective SCBGP applicants are encouraged to participate.

Sacramento, California - On Thursday, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury found Christopher Ramonaguilar Lawrence, 24, of Chico, guilty of one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of distribution of methamphetamine to a person under 21, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.