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Click dates below to see newsletters from the past year.


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

January 2019

  • Governor Newsom’s Budget: Climate & Agriculture
  • CalCAN Summit Tickets: Earlybird Ends Jan 21st
  • 2018 In Review & How You Can Make an Impact in 2019
  • CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Applications Open
  • In The News: Silvopasture & Climate Change
  • New Film: Living Soil

December 2018

  • Celebrating 10 Years of CalCAN
  • CalCAN Summit Tickets On Sale
  • CDFA Climate Smart Ag Grant Applications Open Soon
  • Lessons Learned: Climate Impacts on California Ag
  • Farm Bill Delivers Victories, Concerns Remain
  • Is American Ag Prepared for Climate Change?
  • Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation & Adaptation
  • Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

November 2018

  • Healthy Soils & SWEEP Grant Applications
  • CalCAN Seeking Intern
  • New CA Climate Plan
  • 2018 Midterm Election Debrief

October 2018

  • CalCAN Bill Signed Into Law
  • Davis Town Hall Meeting
  • CalCAN Quotes in Civil Eats Article
  • Life Without a Farm Bill

September 2018

  • New Governor Recommendations
  • CalCAN Bill Passes
  • Agriculture & the Global Climate Action Summit
  • SWEEP Policy Brief
  • New Healthy Soils: Program Guidelines
  • Dairies Tackle Methane Emissions
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: McClelland Dairy
  • CalCAN Events

August 2018

  • CalCAN Summit: Call for Proposals
  • CDFA Seeking Feedback on SWEEP, Healthy Soils Programs
  • Technical Assistance Grants for Climate Smart Ag Programs
  • Strategizing for Healthy Soils Across the Nation
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: California Rangeland Trust
  • New Ag Fuel Efficiency Funding
  • New Research: GHG Mitigation in CA Specialty Crops
  • Assessing Biodiversity for Climate Resilience
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