The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently announced the latest round of grant awards for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Demand for the program remains high with more than 340 farmers applying to the program.
SACRAMENTO – CalCAN is working with farmer leaders and multiple coalitions this year to advocate for funding for agricultural climate solutions in the next fiscal year’s budget. We teamed up with nearly 60 organizations in an urban-rural alliance to promote
One of CalCAN’s top priorities for the year was to restore funding to the Healthy Soils Program and the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), two Climate Smart Agriculture programs that had their budgets eliminated last year. We succeeded,
CalCAN’s bill, AB 2377, passed unanimously on the Assembly floor this week on a 72-0 vote. The bill now heads to the state Senate. AB 2377 aims to improve farmer participation and impact of Climate Smart Agriculture programs by providing
Sustainable Ag Priorities Included in Bond Measure Last week, the state legislature passed budget bills, AB 109 and AB 134, to allocate $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade funding for FY 2017-‘18. To the dismay of CalCAN and a wide network of
This week the state legislature approved a $125 billion state budget. The budget bills are silent on the FY 2017-18 expenditures for climate change programs, including the Climate Smart Agriculture programs, because efforts to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program, the
The following is a press release from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), of which CalCAN is a member. CalCAN and a 15-member caucus of NSAC will work together in coordination with NSAC to oppose the Administration’s draconian budget proposal.
We occasionally re-post blogs from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), of which CalCAN is a member. We work with NSAC staff and fellow member groups from around the country on issues related to the farm bill and the nexus
In his budget released on January 10th, Governor Jerry Brown proposed on-going investments in climate smart agriculture programs, including the new Healthy Soils Program. The budget proposes to maintain current funding levels. However, there’s a catch. The funding will only
Sacramento has seen lots of important action recently on climate change and agriculture issues: Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his May revise budget. The updated state budget proposal holds the line on climate smart agriculture funding, keeping with what the