The California Department of Food and Agriculture protects and promotes California's $43.5 billion agriculture industry. California's farmers and ranchers produce a safe, secure supply of food, fiber, and shelter. These commodities are marketed fairly for all Californians and produced with responsible environmental stewardship.
The goals of the California Department of Food and Agriculture are to:
- Ensure that only safe and quality food reaches the consumer.
- Protect against invasion of exotic pests and diseases.
- Promote California agriculture and food products both at home and abroad.