Governor Releases January Budget Proposal On Monday, January 7th, Gavin Newsom was sworn into office as California’s 40th Governor. And as required by the state’s constitution, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget just a few days later on January 10th.
Photo above: Jeanne Merrill, CalCAN’s Policy Director at the far left, speaks at a meeting of the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel. Last week, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) revealed a new-and-improved online application for the
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.
Soil is the foundation of agricultural productivity and sustainability, global food security and our rural economies. Healthy soils not only lead to reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but also improve crop yields, drought and flood tolerance, and air and water
SACRAMENTO – Reflecting our shared vision of a Healthy Soils Program that maximizes producer participation and impact, CalCAN submitted comments today on behalf of 25 organizations to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for its draft Request for
Do you have feedback you would like to share on the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Progam (SWEEP) and/or Healthy Soils Program? Or perhaps just questions you’d like to ask about them? Your feedback, ideas, and questions are important and
Over the course of two sunny days in Seattle, CalCAN and 13 other sustainable agriculture organizations convened a strategy meeting to advance healthy soil legislation. We gathered as farmers, farmer-based organizations and advocates working in more than 20 states and nationwide
With new funding available for the California Healthy Soils Program, we wanted to review the lessons learned from last year’s first round of applications. Initial farmer interest in the program was strong. Nearly 400 farmers and ranchers attended program workshops
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,
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is currently seeking comments on its updated list of new management practices it is considering adding to the Healthy Soils Program. Comments are due to email@example.com no later than June 19th 5 pm PST. The