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Click dates below to see newsletters from the past year.

March 2020

  • Resilience & adaptability: a message from the CalCAN team
  • 2020 Healthy soils funding open
  • Farmland conservation funding open
  • 2019 SWEEP awards announced
  • CalCAN endorses Federal Agriculture Resilience Act
  • Diverse coalition calls for more Climate Smart Agriculture funding
  • Climate Leader Profile: Bolthouse Farms
  • CalCAN in the Field: Small Farms Conference 2020
  • Featured Science & Reports: CSP analysis & Wildfire and smoke concerns in agriculture
  • New innovative agriculture podcast
  • CCOF’s roadmap to an organic California
  • Survey for organic/transitioning to organic farmers & ranchers

February 2020

  • Climate Smart Ag 2020 Funding
  • Farmer and Rancher Action Alert!–sign on to budget letter
  • Ag Resilience Bond sails through state Assembly
  • CalCAN’s New Intern
  • On-Farm Compost Work Group
  • BearCorps
  • Climate Leader Profile: San Diego Resource Conservation District (RCD)
  • CalCAN in the Field: EcoFarm 2020
  • Featured Science & Reports: California’s Pathway to Neutrality & Carbon Markets

January 2020

  • Governor’s Budget Release
  • Improved Healthy Soils Program Application, open soon
  • State Protects Ag Land
  • Calling farmers for climate action
  • A “Clean Future” would invest in rural communities
  • Climate Leader Profile: Cardoza Ranches
  • CalCAN in the Field: How do we farm in a “New Normal”?
  • Featured Science & Reports: Climate change further risks farmworker health & a resilient future in Canada

November 2019

  • New Climate Smart Ag Technical Assistance Grants Announced
  • Catalyzing Climate Leadership in Farmers of Color in Fresno
  • Working Together to Solve the Climate Crisis
  • Preserving Coyote Valley: San Jose’s Last Great Landscape
  • Healthy Soils Comment Letter
  • Moving American Agriculture to “Net Zero”
  • Sign-on to Support Agriculture’s Climate Solutions
  • CalCAN’s New Team Member
  • CalCAN’s Policy Internship
  • Wildfire Recovery Resources
  • Pepperwood Preserve

October 2019

  • Funding for SWEEP
  • Wildfire Smoke Protection
  • Farmer Climate Leader Stories
  • Action Alert! Calling Farmers and Ranchers

September 2019

  • Legislative Update
  • Action Alert! Calling Farmers and Ranchers
  • AMMP Awards Announced
  • Compost Key to Sequestering Carbon
  • CSU Chico Journal of Regenerative Ag
  • CDFA Farmer Resource Portal

August 2019

  • Farmer Speaks About Climate Change in the New York Times
  • CDFA Accepting Applications for Technical Assistance Grants
  • Climate Smart Agriculture in the Monterey Bay Area
  • Alternative Manure Management: Partner Profile
  • New Training Program for Beginning Farmers
  • CDFA Hosts Listening Session

July 2019

  • Climate Adaptation Tools Bill Sails Through Senate Policy Committees
  • Farmer Demand for WaterSmart Program Remains High, Despite Funding Cut
  • Will Indigo Ag’s Private Carbon Market Pay Off for Farmers?
  • Bonterra Study Shows Potential of Organic Farming For Climate Health
  • Cover Crops – Good for Crop Yields, Soil Health and Bottom Lines
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Offering Climate and Health Benefits
  • SAGE Releases Food Futures Roadmap
  • $2 Million Available to Ramp Up Farm Stress Response

June 2019

  • CA Falls Short on Climate Smart Agriculture Investments
  • CalCAN Bills Advance
  • New Healthy Soils Awards
  • CDFA Seeks Comments on Technical Assistance
  • New UC Climate Smart Ag Team Shows Results
  • CalCAN’s NY Times Letter to the Editor
  • Interview with CalCAN Advisor Cynthia Daley
  • Ag Census: CA Takeaways
  • Opportunities for Sustainable Ag in Federal Focus on Climate
  • Research Study: Farmworker Nutrition
  • Leopold Conservation Award Nominations Open

May 2019

  • Action Alert: Raise your voice for Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Governor Proposes Funds for Healthy Soils, Cuts to Other Climate Smart Ag
  • LA Times on Agriculture’s Climate Solutions
  • Record High Numbers of Dairy Producers Seek Funds for Methane Reduction
  • Legislators Call for Natural and Working Lands Climate Strategies
  • CalCAN In the News
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: ALBA
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: Magneson Dairy
  • From Farm to City: Farmer-Friendly Climate Policy Advocacy
  • Ag Census Reveals Some Bright Spots
  • CDFA Listening Sessions: TA Grants
  • SALCP Planning Grant Workshops

April 2019

  • CalCAN Bills Advance
  • Farmers Amplify Ag as Climate Solution in CA Capitol
  • Farmers Share Power of Ag’s Climate Solutions with Policymakers
  • Dairy Producers Embrace Solutions to Climate Change
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: Fat Uncle Farms
  • Sign Up for Conservation Stewardship Program
  • Climate Impacts on Farmworkers
  • State Soil Health Initiatives Respond to Climate Change
  • Leopold Conservation Award Nominations Open
  • Survey: Ag Tractor and Mobile Equipment

March 2019

  • CalCAN Summit Recap
  • Ag Climate Leaders Recognized at Summit
  • Finding Community at the CalCAN Summit: A Beginning Rancher Perspective
  • USDA Listening Sessions Offer Opportunities in Farm Bill Implementation
  • Green New Deal & Agricultural Climate Solutions?
  • Civil Eats Roundtable with CalCAN ED Renata Brillinger

February 2019

  • CalCAN Sponsors Bill for Ag Adaptation to Climate Change
  • CalCAN Summit Coming Up: New Tickets Available
  • CDFA Climate Smart Ag Grant Applications Due Soon
  • California Invests Millions in Ag Carbon Sink Research
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: Robles Farm, Magneson Dairy & First Generation Farmers
  • Wild Farm Alliance Publication: Bird Management
  • The Farm Bill: A Citizen’s Guide
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