Aug 9, 2022
California Dept. of Food and Agriculture to hold farm bill listening sessions

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in partnership with other agencies, is leading listening sessions with all farm bill stakeholders to inform California’s priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill.

CDFA along with the California Department of Public Health, California Natural Resources Agency and California Environmental Protection Agency is heading this platform.

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.

See the calendar of listening sessions below.

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


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