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Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

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Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, today signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China. The signing ceremony…

Drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

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A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows that California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades due to groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket may come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings…

Dairy cattle expert named to lead UC Davis Tulare center

Terry Lehenbauer, an expert in dairy cattle health, welfare and economics, has been named director of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, effective June 1. Lehenbauer, who joined the center in 2008 as associate director for…

$4.8 million study will fight child obesity in Central Valley

UC Davis professor Adela de la Torre, a national expert on Chicano and Latino health issues, today received a five-year, $4.8 million federal grant to discover the best ways to help Mexican-heritage children in California maintain healthy weights. The study, called "Niños Sanos, Familia Sana"…

Olive Oil Tour Highlights Beyond Extra Virgin Conference

An international group of olive oil experts will tour olive processing facilities and orchards in advance of the June 21-23 Beyond Extra Virgin olive oil conference, to be held at UC Davis. Members of the news media are invited to join the bus tour or meet it at any of the stops along the…