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California Department of Food and Agriculture To Hold Statewide Farm Bill Listening Sessions

by Guest Blogger |

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, California Natural Resources Agency, and California Environmental Protection Agency, is leading listening sessions with all farm bill stakeholders to inform California’s priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. See the calendar of listening sessions below.

The 2023 Farm Bill is an opportunity for California farmers and ranchers to influence national agricultural policy to maximize the benefits for all Californians—from farmers and ranchers to consumers. Although California agriculture traditionally leads the country in production value and sustainable agriculture, we are currently facing a wide range of challenges, including historic drought. Your input on farm bill programs and policies is more important than ever. 

For more information and farm bill resources or to submit comments online, please go to

Comments or questions may also be emailed to

Virtual Listening Session

August 10, 9–11 a.m. Pacific

Spanish translation provided.

Register for the Zoom meeting:


Live/Virtual Hybrid, San Diego 

August 16, 12–2 p.m. Pacific 

Neighborhood House

Copley Conference Room

5660 Copley Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

Spanish translation provided.

Register for the Zoom meeting:


Live Only, Fresno

August 23, 12–2 p.m.

Fresno County Farm Bureau

1274 W. Hedges Avenue

Fresno, CA 93728


Live Only, Richmond

September 7, 9–11 a.m. 

Urban Tilth (North Richmond Farm)

323 Brookside Drive

Richmond, CA 94801


This post was adapted from an email sent by California Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross dated July 18, 2022.