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Programa de certificación de inocuidad alimentaria para cultivos especiales

Programa de certificación de inocuidad alimentaria para cultivos especiales

Un nuevo programa a través de la Agencia de servicios agrícolas del USDA está proporcionando el reembolso de los gastos del programa de inocuidad alimentaria en la granja relacionados con la obtención o renovación de una certificación de inocuidad alimentaria

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Financial Assistance Available for Food Safety Certification

Financial Assistance Available for Food Safety Certification

A new program through USDA’s Farm Service Agency is providing reimbursement for on-farm food safety program expenses related to obtaining or renewing a food safety certification in calendar years 2022 and/or 2023. How does it work? In 2022 and 2023, the program

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New Podcast Season: Farmer Stories of Wildfire Recovery & Preparedness

New Podcast Season: Farmer Stories of Wildfire Recovery & Preparedness

CAFF’s Wildfire Resilience Program provides specialized recovery and preparedness resources for small farms and communities in California impacted by wildfire and those seeking to prepare against future threats. One of the best mediums for conducting this type of outreach and

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Membership Spotlight: Red Gate Ranch

Membership Spotlight: Red Gate Ranch

Just like that it’s fall! Each season brings new tasty fruits and veggies. For this month we’re highlighting a farm that provides their community with a wide range of delicious food, Red Gate Ranch. We asked the team at Red Gate

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Central Valley Farmers Achieve Ground Breaking Sales to Schools

Central Valley Farmers Achieve Ground Breaking Sales to Schools

This year for the first time in his farming career, Donald Sherman made a sale to a school district. Mr. Sherman has been interested in providing fresh produce to local schools in Fresno where he resides and also farms for

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Value-Added Product Webinar Series for Farmers

Value-Added Product Webinar Series for Farmers

Are you a farmer or rancher interested in producing or scaling a value-added product? Are you interested in applying for the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG)? Join CAFF for a 3-part webinar series on value-added products and the VAPG Each

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FSMA Inspection Case Study: CDFA FSMA PSP Inspector

FSMA Inspection Case Study: CDFA FSMA PSP Inspector

This interview is part of our Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) case study series. In earlier case studies we interviewed other farmers and they talked about food safety practices they complete to minimize their food safety risks and be in

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Membership Spotlight: Bluebird Farm

Membership Spotlight: Bluebird Farm

After that September heatwave the temperatures dropped, and all of a sudden the slight hint of fall was in the air! Even though fall is coming soon, our local farmers are still harvesting summer goodies for all of us to

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USDA Halts Almond Board Rule Change & Saves Direct Market Farmers

USDA Halts Almond Board Rule Change & Saves Direct Market Farmers

Today the USDA halted an Almond Board rule change that would have prohibited direct online sales of raw almonds, which farmers had previously been pursuing as part of the roadside stand and farmers’ market exemption. When these direct-to-consumer exemptions were

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Talking Integrated Pest Management at Blossom Farms

Talking Integrated Pest Management at Blossom Farms

The Community Alliance with Family Farms (CAFF) hosted our fourth Biologically Integrated Orchard System (BIOS) field day, titled “Effective IPM Strategies for Major Walnut Pests,” at Blossom Farms on July 12th. Attendees gathered in the cover cropped orchard to discuss

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CAFF Partners w/ CA Assoc. of Food Banks & Fresh Approach on New Local Food Purchasing Program

CAFF Partners w/ CA Assoc. of Food Banks & Fresh Approach on New Local Food Purchasing Program

This week, the United States Department of Food and Agriculture announced California’s Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement (LFPA) at the Yolo Food Bank – a member of the California Association of Food Banks. Read USDA’s announcement here. As a

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Member Spotlight: Brisa Ranch

Member Spotlight: Brisa Ranch

Summer is at its peak and all the farmers are working hard to harvest all the delicious veggies from their fields, like the  three amazing farmers at Brisa Ranch. We had the pleasure to speak to Cole who took the

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BIOS Field Day at Unruh Farms

BIOS Field Day at Unruh Farms

In continuing to promote the Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) project, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) held its third field day event hosted at Unruh Farms located in Princeton, CA., on June 16th. The event focused primarily around beneficial

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5 Key Wildfire Resilience Practices

5 Key Wildfire Resilience Practices

It’s not always obvious that some of the ecological farming practices used frequently by farmers, also provide wildfire protection and recovery benefits. Check out the infographic below which was developed by our cross team at CAFF to learn more! Click

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Significant Investments & Drought Relief for Family Farmers in State Budget

Significant Investments & Drought Relief for Family Farmers in State Budget

This week, the California State Legislature passed and Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of budget bills that include significant investments in drought relief for small farms. After spending months listening to farmers and relaying their concerns to state leaders,

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La Inocuidad Alimentaria Vs. los Requisitos Orgánicos

La Inocuidad Alimentaria Vs. los Requisitos Orgánicos

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de las tres categorías de fincas dentro de la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) y relaciona esa regulación de seguridad alimentaria con los requisitos

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FSMA Y NOP: Mantenimiento de registros

FSMA Y NOP: Mantenimiento de registros

Esta hoja informativa explica los registros que deben tener las fincas para estar en pleno cumplimiento con FSMA(por sus siglas en inglés) y los compara con los registros que se requieren para el programa nacional orgánico (NOP por sus siglas

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FSMA Y NOP: Planes escritos

FSMA Y NOP: Planes escritos

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de lo que las granjas deben tener para un plan de inocuidad de los alimentos por escrito si necesitan estar en pleno cumplimiento con FSMA. También hay una descripción general de los requisitos

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FSMA Y NOP:  El uso del suelo

FSMA Y NOP: El uso del suelo

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de lo que las granjas que necesitan estar en pleno cumplimiento con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) necesitan hacer con respecto a su

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FSMA Y NOP: Supervisión  de los animales

FSMA Y NOP: Supervisión de los animales

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de lo que una granja debe hacer para cumplir con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) con respecto al monitoreo para la contaminación de

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FSMA Y NOP: Animales silvestres y domésticos

FSMA Y NOP: Animales silvestres y domésticos

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general sobre lo que las granjas que necesitan estar en pleno cumplimiento con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA) deben hacer para cumplir con los requisitos de los animales salvajes

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FSMA Y NOP: Higiene y salud de los trabajadores

FSMA Y NOP: Higiene y salud de los trabajadores

Esta hoja informativa explica qué deben hacer las granjas que necesitan cumplir plenamente con la Ley federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) para cumplir con los requisitos de higiene y salud de los

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Food Safety & Wildfires Case Study: Brisa Ranch

Food Safety & Wildfires Case Study: Brisa Ranch

Key Details: Location: San Francisco bay area , near Pescadero  Acres in Production: 16 Main Crops: Fruit, vegetables, flowers  Wildfire: CZU Complex in 2020 3rd Party Audit(s):  USDA Harmonized GAP Certified Organic by National Organic Program: Yes Owners: Cristóbal, Cole,

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Family Farmer Emergency Fund Returns, Offering Drought & Wildfire Relief

Family Farmer Emergency Fund Returns, Offering Drought & Wildfire Relief

With a third year of severe drought and another wildfire season already heating up, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is relaunching its California Family Farmer Emergency Fund for farmers in crisis.  After yet another historically dry winter, farmers across

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FSMA Water Updates June 2022

FSMA Water Updates June 2022

Confused about FSMA Water Requirements? In 2011 President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The law updated our federal food safety requirements and for the first time created federal food safety requirements for produce farms. This

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Landmark CA Groundwater policy neglects small, underrepresented farmers

Landmark CA Groundwater policy neglects small, underrepresented farmers

The most consequential groundwater policy in California history has so far failed to include small and underrepresented farmers, according to a new report.  Passed in 2014, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was designed to protect the state’s groundwater, setting

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Membership Spotlight: Black Urban Farmers Association (BUFA)

Membership Spotlight: Black Urban Farmers Association (BUFA)

As summer approaches farmers throughout the state are entering their busiest season. They are working hard to bring our communities all the wonders that the summer season has to offer. Reatha Hardy-Jordan from Black Urban Farmers Association (BUFA) is one

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Grazing Sheep in Vineyards case study with Pennyroyal Farm

Grazing Sheep in Vineyards case study with Pennyroyal Farm

As part of our work in Ecological Farming and more broadly as an organization, CAFF aims to share stories of California growers and ranchers and the incredible work they do as land stewards. Pennyroyal Farm in Boonville provides one example

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Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 2

Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 2

From 2020-2022 CAFF partnered with fifteen farms across California to develop and update their food safety practices. Farms who participated in the partnership wanted to ensure their food was safe for their communities, comply with the new Food Safety Modernization

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Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 1

Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 1

From 2020-2022 CAFF partnered with fifteen farms across California to develop and update their food safety practices. Farms who participated in the partnership wanted to ensure their food was safe for their communities, comply with the new Food Safety Modernization

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FSMA Inspection Case Study: New Natives Farm

FSMA Inspection Case Study: New Natives Farm

Key Details: Location: California Central Coast Main Crop(s): Microgreens FSMA PSR Inspection: 1/7/2020 3rd Party Audit(s): USDA Harmonized GAP/GMP Certified Organic by National Organic Program: Yes Owners: Ken and Sandra Kimes New Natives Farm was started in 1980. Today their

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Family farmers praise drought relief, call for continued investments in food system

Family farmers praise drought relief, call for continued investments in food system

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2022 Sacramento, CA – Earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom released a revised proposed state budget that includes significant investments in drought relief for small farms. Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), a group that represents

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Member Spotlight: Windy River Farm

Member Spotlight: Windy River Farm

Each month our goal is to share the inspiring stories of our CAFF members. This month we asked Patrick Mitchell from Windy River Farms to be a part of this series. When we asked why he joined CAFF, Patrick said “I am a

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PC Rule Supplier Verification Guide

PC Rule Supplier Verification Guide

Are you part of a food hub and confused about what Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) food safety requirements you need to require from farmers you source from? Or, are you a farmer that sells to a food hub and

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Member Spotlight: La Puma Farms

Member Spotlight: La Puma Farms

Santa Barbara, CA This month, we’d like to introduce you to La Puma Farms. When we asked why he’s a CAFF member, John La Puma said “As a chef and physician, I’ve been privileged to be part of great organizations which push

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CAFF VAPG Scholarship Opportunity

CAFF VAPG Scholarship Opportunity

Interested in applying for the USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant? Do you sell your produce as organic, local, free range, grass fed, etc. OR make a finished product from your produce? Are you interested in exploring the feasibility of doing

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CAFF’s 2022 Policy Priorities

CAFF’s 2022 Policy Priorities

What’s needed in California for small farms, sustainable agriculture and local food systems to truly thrive, find equity, and remain resilient in the face of adversity? In the fall 2021, CAFF went to the source to find out, conducting a

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Member Spotlight: Barinaga Ranch

Member Spotlight: Barinaga Ranch

Photo by: Paige Green New month, new member spotlight! This month we want to introduce you to Marcia Barinaga of Barinaga Ranch. Marcia joined CAFF because she wanted to be more involved in her community, plus she enjoys those nice

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Small Farm FSMA Series Post 4 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series Post 4 of 4

SMALL FARM FSMA SERIES – POST 4 of 4 Author: Stepheni Norton, Regional Food Safety Specialist FSMA is serious business, so we have a few disclaimers before we dig in.   Advice provided here is general in good farm practice and

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2022 Farm Champions

2022 Farm Champions

Introducing… the 2022 Farm Champion awardees! To make it as a small farm and to affect real, lasting change in our food system, it requires unwavering determination, hard work, ingenuity, and a deeply rooted sense of purpose with a view

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Winners of the 2022 Small Farm Innovation Challenge

Winners of the 2022 Small Farm Innovation Challenge

With community-scaled ingenuity at heart, the winners of this year’s Small Farm Innovation Challenge offer solutions for local agriculture. In its second year, the Challenge sought submissions from around the world for innovations that can help solve the unique challenges facing small

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Member Spotlight: Alchemist Farm

Member Spotlight: Alchemist Farm

Happy 2022! This year we want to start strong by highlighting the amazing farmers that are essential to the work we do at CAFF. This month, we want to introduce you to Franchesca and Ryan Duval owners of Alchemist Farm. When asked,

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Drought-threatened Family Farmers React to Governor’s Proposed Budget

Drought-threatened Family Farmers React to Governor’s Proposed Budget

Today California Governor Gavin Newsom released a record-breaking state budget proposal that includes significant investments to address climate change, support sustainable agriculture, and expand access to healthy school food. Unfortunately, the Governor’s budget does not yet articulate how to deliver

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Locally-Grown Food Won’t Get  Stuck in the Suez Canal

Locally-Grown Food Won’t Get Stuck in the Suez Canal

In March of this year, an Empire State Building-sized cargo ship infamously lodged itself in the Suez Canal. But while the world watched as engineers scrambled to remove this gargantuan threat to a multi-billion dollar supply chain, CAFF was back

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Why Do Farmers Join CAFF?

Why Do Farmers Join CAFF?

  Hi there, Maybe you’re a farmers market regular committed to ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, local food. Or a climate change activist who knows that rich, thriving, carbon-sequestering soil is vital to the survival of our species.

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BIOS Field day River Garden Farms

BIOS Field day River Garden Farms

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) hosted our second Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) field day at River Garden Farms on November 30th, 2021 titled “Cover Cropping, Sanitation and Mating Disruption in Walnuts.” People came from all over Northern

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No-Till News: An Update on CAFF’s Biointensive No-Till Project 

No-Till News: An Update on CAFF’s Biointensive No-Till Project 

Since 2017, CAFF’s Ecological Farming team has been conducting an on-farm demonstration project in collaboration with California no-till farmers to better understand small-scale biointensive no-till farming’s effect on soil health. Biointensive no-till farming systems endeavor to maximize on-farm biodiversity, minimize

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Food Safety Plan Templates in Spanish

Food Safety Plan Templates in Spanish

CAFF’s free food safety plan templates for small farmers are now available in Spanish. The templates can be used by farmers that need to be in compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and those looking to implement

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Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria en Español

Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria en Español

Las plantillas gratuitas del plan de seguridad alimentaria de CAFF para pequeños agricultores ya están disponibles en español. Las plantillas pueden ser utilizadas por los agricultores que necesitan cumplir con la Ley federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA)

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Technical Assistance for the Healthy Soils Program!

Technical Assistance for the Healthy Soils Program!

Are you interested in implementing cover crops, compost, mulch, hedgerows and other Healthy Soils practices on your farm? The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is offering 3 year grants to farmers to implement Healthy Soils Practices and we

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The California School District Produce Procurement Guide

The California School District Produce Procurement Guide

A resource developed by Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and Community Health Improvement Partner’s (CHIP) Farm to Institution Center.  Use controls at the bottom to flip pages, enter full screen, and more.

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Reflections on USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0

Reflections on USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0

Applications for the USDA’s CFAP-2 (Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0) closed last week on October 12th. CFAP-2 was the second round of federal funding for farmers who faced losses during the pandemic. A departure from the first iteration that focused

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Farmers: Need Help Covering Your Covid-19 Business Costs?

Farmers: Need Help Covering Your Covid-19 Business Costs?

(Español abajo) Looking for a way to cover costs — particularly those driven by market changes —  incurred during the pandemic? The new Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program may be a good fit for you. The U.S. Department

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NOP/FSMA/3rd Party Audit Food Safety Guide

NOP/FSMA/3rd Party Audit Food Safety Guide

This guide provides charts that give a side-by-side comparison of the similarities and differences between the requirements of the National Organic Program, Food Safety Modernization Act, and 3rd Party Food Safety Audits. For example, if you’re wondering what each program

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CAFF Survey: 2021

CAFF Survey: 2021

CAFF’S ANNUAL SURVEY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15! Your voice matters! Please take a few moments (no more than 5-8 minutes) to complete CAFF’s annual survey. The feedback you provide here helps to guide CAFF’s work and advocacy to better serve and

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Gov. Signs Historic Budget: Success for Family Farmers in the Capitol!

Gov. Signs Historic Budget: Success for Family Farmers in the Capitol!

Today, Governor Newsom signed a $15 billion climate budget package passed earlier this month by the California State Legislature, the largest in California’s history aimed at investing in the needs of California’s communities.  These investments range from broadband infrastructure, to

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New Competition Seeks Innovations for Small Farms

New Competition Seeks Innovations for Small Farms

While farm tech may conjure images of GPS-driven tractors, robot harvesters, and biotechnology, a new competition in California is calling on innovators to refocus their attention away from scaling up Industrial Ag and towards empowering small farms.  Now in its

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CAFF kicks off BIOS program with event promoting sustainable nut orchards

CAFF kicks off BIOS program with event promoting sustainable nut orchards

The first Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) event on “Impacts of Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) in Walnuts” was held in Linden at the Anderson-Barngrover Ranch on Friday August 27th. Around 30 people joined in on celebrating and learning from

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Family Farmer Emergency Fund Provides Drought & Pandemic Relief

Family Farmer Emergency Fund Provides Drought & Pandemic Relief

Davis, CA – With many small farms still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, and deepening impacts felt from the drought, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is relaunching its California Family Farmer Emergency Fund for farmers in crisis. The current

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Debt Relief for Farmers of Color & White Allies

Debt Relief for Farmers of Color & White Allies

A few weeks ago, an odd request appeared on an online farmer discussion group to which I belong. A lawyer was soliciting white farmers to join a lawsuit fighting a new USDA loan forgiveness program aimed at helping minority farmers,

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Rescue Small Farms, California!

Rescue Small Farms, California!

Irrigation pipes beside a fallow field that last year overflowed with vegetables for a local CSA. Photo by Kelsey Joy Murphey Farming has always been a risky business, but here in California, 2021 is proving to be another beast altogether.

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Drought’s Toll on California Family Farms

Drought’s Toll on California Family Farms

Just as California begins recovering from a year of pandemic and devastating wildfires, the state is facing another disaster: severe drought and record-breaking high temperatures. Small farmers who scrambled to adapt and supply healthy, local food when the pandemic shuttered

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CAFF chosen as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year 

CAFF chosen as a 2021 Nonprofit of the Year 

This week, CAFF was selected as a 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Sydney Kamlager. We’re honored to join other inspiring nonprofits around the state recognized for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve.  “Thank you Senator

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Critical Investments for Our Small Family Farmers

Critical Investments for Our Small Family Farmers

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is calling on legislative leaders to support critical investments in California’s small and underserved farmers. CAFF is seeking legislative support for approximately $60 million in one-time investments aimed at addressing the urgent need to

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Family Farmers Return from State Capitol with High Hopes

Family Farmers Return from State Capitol with High Hopes

Earlier this month, CAFF traveled (virtually) to the State Capitol in Sacramento to meet with legislators during CAFF’s Week of Action. Over three days, farmers and ranchers participated in meetings with 19 legislators to advocate for critical investments to support

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Revision to Co-Selling Regs at Farmers Markets

Revision to Co-Selling Regs at Farmers Markets

State of California Memorandum  To : Certified Producer’s, Market Operators  and other Interested Parties Date: May 18, 2021 Sacramento (916) 900-5030 From : Department of Food and Agriculture – Steve Patton, Branch Chief Inspection & Compliance Branch Subject : Interpretation

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Latest Round of Federal Funding for Farmers Impacted by COVID-19: Limited Time, Apply Now!

Latest Round of Federal Funding for Farmers Impacted by COVID-19: Limited Time, Apply Now!

Note: Translated application and fact sheets are available in Hmong (Hmong), 한국어(Korean), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi), Español (Spanish), اردو (Urdu), and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) found here.  The USDA is handing out $14 billion of CCC/CARES money as CFAP 2.0 (Coronavirus Food Assistance

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Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria Actualizadas en Español

Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria Actualizadas en Español

La plantilla gratuita del plan de inocuidad alimentaria de CAFF para pequeños agricultores ha sido actualizada recientemente. La plantilla está orientada a los agricultores que necesitan cumplir con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos. La

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Fund Gives Sacramento Small Farmers New Tools To Recover from Pandemic

Fund Gives Sacramento Small Farmers New Tools To Recover from Pandemic

Sacramento, CA – With many small farms still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) announced today that the nonprofit is launching a fund to help local farmers recover from and prepare for future crises.   Sacramento’s

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Getting the Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) demonstration project off the ground!

Getting the Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) demonstration project off the ground!

The BIOS project is underway! CAFF’s Ecological Farming team has been busy the past several weeks setting up the Biologically Integrated Orchards Systems (BIOS) project at six demonstration sites located in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. We are excited

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Bold Climate & Agriculture Bill Introduced in Congress

Bold Climate & Agriculture Bill Introduced in Congress

Today, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA) in Congress, outlining a farmer-focused, research-driven path to net zero agriculture. This Earth Day, CAFF is proud to endorse this bill on behalf of

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CAFF Week of Action 2021

CAFF Week of Action 2021

CALLING ALL FAMILY FARMERS: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Join us for CAFF’s (first ever!) Week of Action, May 17 – 19th, a series of virtual meetings with your state legislators! In order to make change in the California food & farming landscape–from fair

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Farmer Opportunity: Local Food Access for Seniors

Farmer Opportunity: Local Food Access for Seniors

Eligible farmers, farmers markets and other local aggregators have a unique opportunity to help distribute fresh, local produce to seniors across California. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may look a little different during COVID but the state and federal

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California’s small farmers thank state leaders for critical pandemic relief support

California’s small farmers thank state leaders for critical pandemic relief support

CAFF-led effort helps deliver $3.35 million in state early action funds will help underserved farmers access relief and recovery dollars  Sacramento, CA  – Today California state leaders enacted budget legislation to provide critical support for small and historically underserved farmers

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PC Rule Guide for Food Hubs and Values-Based Buyers

PC Rule Guide for Food Hubs and Values-Based Buyers

FSMA Supplier Verification Demystified The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is composed of seven main rules or sections. Th common name of one of those sections is the PC or Preventive Controls Rule. That rule applies to facilities such as

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Action Alert: Sign-on to Support Food Hubs!

Action Alert: Sign-on to Support Food Hubs!

🚨 ACTION ALERT! 🚨​ SIGN ON TO SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD HUBS! Calling on Farmers, Ranchers, and Organizations to sign on in support of a California Assembly Bill (AB1009 – Bloom) supporting the development of community-based food hubs, prioritizing direct sales

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Persevering Through COVID-19: Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County

Persevering Through COVID-19: Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County

PERSEVERING THROUGH COVID-19: Schools Support Food Access in San Mateo County California schools, a significant market for family farmers, are critical sources of food access for local communities. CAFF Teamed up with UC Cooperative Extension and Get Healthy San Mateo

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Ca Relief Grants: Farmer Applications Open for Round 6

Ca Relief Grants: Farmer Applications Open for Round 6

Learn how to apply for the California Relief Grant

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California’s Chance for a Resilient and Equitable Food & Farming System

California’s Chance for a Resilient and Equitable Food & Farming System

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed weaknesses within our food and farming system and exacerbated long-standing inequities. This pandemic has disproportionately impacted California’s small-scale farmers and, in particular, historically underserved farmers of color, many of whom continue to struggle to keep

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Family Farmers Condemn Anti-Asian Violence

Family Farmers Condemn Anti-Asian Violence

We condemn the harassment, violent attacks, and most recent murders of those in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We are horrified not only by the recent surge of anti-Asian hate but also the pervasive discrimination that has

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