CalCAN at 10 Years CalCAN was founded in 2009, and to mark our 10th birthday we produced a report to celebrate the accomplishments of our coalition and partner network and to document and share that history. CalCAN at 10 Years:
The Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel (EFA SAP) voted unanimously last week to approve a final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the California Department of Agriculture’s (CDFA) new Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistance Grant Program, which is expected to
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently announced the latest round of grant awards for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Demand for the program remains high with more than 340 farmers applying to the program.
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
May 15, 2020 update: The Healthy Soils Program application period has now closed with the available $22 million preliminarily awarded. Almost 600 applications were submitted requesting over $37 million in just under three months. The Healthy Soils Program offers producers
2018 — Approved by voters in June 2018, Proposition 68 is a state parks and natural resources bond that includes $20 million in funding for the California Farmland Conservancy Program to permanently protect farmlands at risk of development. 2017 –
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
California’s farmers who produce our food are especially vulnerable to the state’s increasing water insecurity. The “precipitation whiplash” the state experienced in recent years is a phenomenon that climate scientists anticipate will increase in frequency and severity in the decades
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,