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Governor Brown Invests in Climate-Smart Agriculture

Budget proposal includes over $100 million for farm solutions to climate change At a time when California’s farmers are still feeling the brunt of the state’s severe drought, today Governor Brown proposed expanding the opportunities for climate-smart agriculture that will

Exploring Climate Impacts on the Central Valley

Rose Marie Burroughs, along with her husband Ward and three of their children, organically farm in Merced County. Their products are branded under Burroughs Family Farms, and include the ABC’s of organics: almonds, beef, chickens, dairy, eggs…and olive oil, as

California Legislature Leaves Climate Solutions on the Table

Healthy Soils Initiative Delayed California’s 2015 legislative session ended on September 11th with some big disappointments on climate policy. Among the setbacks was a delay in allocating $1.7 billion in cap-and-trade funds for a number of climate change programs, including

Farm Tour Showcases Techniques for Climate Resilience

On Tuesday, March 24th, over 60 growers, researchers, policymakers, technical service providers and advocates convened at Rominger Brothers Farms in Winters. This was the first stop on a tour of four Yolo County farms that each demonstrate unique strategies for

New Bill Introduced to Protect Farmland

CalCAN is a proud co-sponsor of a bill introduced on Feb. 19th by Assembly Agriculture Chair Susan Talamantes Eggman — the Sustainable Farmland Strategy Act (AB 1961). The bill recognizes the significance of the state’s farmland resources by requiring counties to

What’s in the Farm Bill for Sustainable Ag?

This blog is reposted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), of which CalCAN is a member. It is due in no small part to the leadership of NSAC and its 100 members nationwide that the sustainable agriculture programs in

Investing in Food Security & Climate Protection

An August report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency (“Indicators of Climate Change in California”) confirms what many Californians already understand – that the weather is weirder, the water is scarcer and the hot spells are hotter. The findings in the

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