8570 Department of Food and Agriculture
6570 - AGRICULTURAL PLANT AND ANIMAL HEALTH; PEST PREVENTION; FOOD SAFETY SERVICES
The objective of this program is to prevent the introduction and establishment of serious plant and animal pests and diseases to California and protect the safety of California's dairy products and meat and poultry products exempt from Federal inspection. In particular, the program is focused on pests and diseases that can: (1) be transmitted to humans, (2) inflict catastrophic financial loss on California's farmers, ranchers, and associated businesses, (3) have severe negative impact on the environment, or (4) adversely affect the supply of agricultural products to the consumer.
6575 - MARKETING; COMMODITIES AND AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
California agriculture produces over 400 different crops, which enter state, national, and international commerce. The objectives of this program are to assure orderly domestic and international marketing of safe and quality agricultural commodities, consumer protection, fair pricing practices, industry-supported grading services, and standards of measurement which provide a basis of value comparison, fair competition in the marketplace, and quality of conventional and alternative fuels and automotive products.
This program also provides support to governmental agencies that work to protect the nation's food supply and the environment by monitoring for chemical contaminants such as pesticides in food, animal feed and fertilizers.
6580 - ASSISTANCE TO FAIRS AND COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
This program provides limited fiscal and policy oversight to the network of California fairs.
The State has a network of 78 fairs including county fairs, citrus fruit fairs and District Agricultural Associations. State oversight of these local fairs includes periodic financial reviews and audits.
6590 - GENERAL AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES
This program provides the fiscal and policy oversight of the federal grants awarded that promote California agriculture, and for all CDFA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program activities which are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.
In addition, this program serves as the central point of contact for logistical coordination of all departmental resources, provides industry and agency coordination on environmental issues affecting agriculture, and provides centralized communications to California's agricultural industry, including County Agricultural Commissioners and the statewide fairgrounds.
This program also partially reimburses County Agricultural Commissioners' Offices for carrying out agricultural programs authorized by the Food and Agricultural Code under the supervision of CDFA.
9900 - EXECUTIVE, MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Executive and Management Services include the executive leadership of the Secretary's Office. The Secretary's Office sets priorities and policies to protect, support, and promote agriculture in the State of California, and helps to protect the health and welfare of the public and the environment.
Administrative Services provides centralized administrative support to the Department through fiscal operations, employee-employer relations, personnel management, employee development, and general business services.