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USDA Launches New Climate Incentives Initiative

On April 23, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the USDA’s new climate change initiative, which will incentivize agricultural producers to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase carbon storage, and expand renewable energy production. The initiative builds on the Department’s

Wins for Sustainable Agriculture in FY 2017 Federal Spending Package

Written by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Original post here. After three continuing resolutions (CR), which cumulatively delayed the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations package by over seven months, Congress has finally reached an agreement on funding levels for

Path to the 2018 Farm Bill: Priorities for Sustainable Agriculture

Written by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Original post here. Author’s Note: As a lead up to the 2018 Farm Bill, around which discussions and debate in Congress have already begun, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is previewing

POST-ELECTION: WHAT’S NEXT FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE?

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

What is Climate Smart Agriculture?

You may have been hearing the phrase “climate smart agriculture” more lately. Governor Brown embraced the term in his 2016-17 budget proposal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a climate smart agriculture initiative. And international climate efforts include the UN’s

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