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
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
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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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
CalCAN’s success is dependent on our strong, collaborative coalition. We rely on a diverse network of growers, agriculture professionals, researchers, agricultural and environmental advocates and other stakeholders who serve as advisors, spokespeople and models to inform and advance our policy
One of CalCAN’s top priorities for the year was to restore funding to the Healthy Soils Program and the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), two Climate Smart Agriculture programs that had their budgets eliminated last year. We succeeded,
In a series of newly-published profiles, we share the stories of more than 30 farmer and rancher climate leaders harnessing state climate investments to enact on-farm climate solutions. Read their stories here. Farmers and ranchers throughout California—on more than 750
CalCAN staff recently attended the Agriculture Sustainability Institute’s (ASI) annual field day at Russell Ranch. Founded in 1994, Russell Ranch is 300-acre facility adjacent to the UC Davis campus dedicated to research and education about agricultural systems in Mediterranean climates.