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Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is necessary for many farmers and ranchers interested in adopting new practices. Technical assistance (TA) providers help producers understand and apply the latest science and best practices, facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning, lead on-farm research and demonstration projects, and assist

Bill to Help Farmers Fight Climate Change Signed by the Governor

Assembly Bill 2377, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown earlier today. This bill funds technical assistance for farmers and ranchers seeking to transition to Climate Smart Agriculture. “As California continues to

Press Releases

Farmers & Agriculture Experts Tell New California Governor It’s Time to Scale Up Climate Smart Agriculture Sept. 6, 2018 Bond Measure Bright Spot as Sustainable Agriculture Solutions Abandoned in Climate Deal Oct. 16, 2017 California Offers Farmers Grants to Improve

State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

Applications are being accepted until March 8, 2019 for the current round of funding. See the SWEEP application flyer. The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance to growers for on-farm irrigation system improvements that both reduce

Healthy Soils Program

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.

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

Applications are being accepted until April 3, 2019 for the current round of funding. See the AMMP application flyer. The first program of its kind, AMMP provides grants of up to $750,000 for implementation of non-digester dairy manure management strategies

Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP)

In 2015, California launched a trailblazing Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALCP), the first program in the country that invests in farmland conservation for its climate benefits. CalCAN and a coalition of land trusts and conservation organizations advocated for its

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