Governor Releases January Budget Proposal On Monday, January 7th, Gavin Newsom was sworn into office as California’s 40th Governor. And as required by the state’s constitution, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget just a few days later on January 10th.
Photo above: Jeanne Merrill, CalCAN’s Policy Director at the far left, speaks at a meeting of the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel. Last week, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) revealed a new-and-improved online application for the
Applications are being accepted until March 8, 2019 for the current round of funding. See the Healthy Soils Program application flyer. The Healthy Soils Program offers producers incentives to adopt GHG-reducing soil health practices. The program also funds on-farm demonstration projects.
2018 — Approved by voters in June 2018, Proposition 68 is a state parks and natural resources bond that includes $20 million in funding for the California Farmland Conservancy Program to permanently protect farmlands at risk of development. 2017 –
Farmers and ranchers grapple with the effects of climate change in their daily lives. A growing body of research points to significantly tougher challenges ahead, including: More frequent and extreme droughts and floods Unpredictable weather patterns Shifting diseases and pest
California’s farmers who produce our food are especially vulnerable to the state’s increasing water insecurity. The “precipitation whiplash” the state experienced in recent years is a phenomenon that climate scientists anticipate will increase in frequency and severity in the decades
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,
Last week, California voters turned out to the polls for the state primary election. Two propositions on the ballot have positive implications for the nexus of climate and agriculture in the state. Proposition 68 Passes Proposition 68 passed, allocating $4
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
Governor Brown recently issued his proposed climate change investments for FY 2018- ‘19, outlining his priorities as he enters his final year as Governor. The plan focuses heavily on transportation-related investments, calling for billions of dollars in zero emissions vehicle