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Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

The first program of its kind, AMMP provides grants of up to $750,000 for implementation of non-digester dairy manure management strategies that reduce methane emissions. Specific eligible practices include composting, dry scrape, advanced solids separation, and conversion to or expansion

Agriculture Spotlights at the Global Climate Action Summit

Last week, four thousand delegates from California and around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by Governor Jerry Brown. CalCAN staff joined the delegation where we listened to international experts, presidents of island

Read Their Stories

California is home to innovative farmers and ranchers using climate-friendly practices that reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon and have other health and environmental benefits. Click on each farm or ranch name below to read their stories. *Denotes that

On-Farm Resilience

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

Livestock Methane

The methane emissions from California dairy industry can be reduced with alternative manure management practices. California is home to the country’s largest dairy industry, with 1,400 dairies and nearly 1.8 million cows. Half of the state’s agricultural emissions come from livestock in

California Dairies Tackle Methane Emissions

Alternative Manure Management Projects Funded Forty new dairies will receive a total of $21.6 million in Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) grant awards, recently announced by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). This was the second round of

Agriculture, Climate Change & the Next California Governor

Farmers & Agriculture Experts Tell New California Governor It’s Time to Scale Up Climate Smart Agriculture In a new report released today, farmer leaders and agriculture experts call on the next Governor of California to embrace sustainable agricultural solutions to climate change.


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Farmer Climate Leaders

Here are some stories of some of California’s most innovative farmers and ranchers using climate-friendly practices that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. These practices often also provide other health and environmental benefits such as water conservation, improved

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