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CalCAN’s History

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:

Healthy Soils is a Passion, Says Governor Newsom

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.

Healthy Soils Program

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

Highlights of CalCAN’s Advocacy on Farmland Conservation

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 –

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

Water Stewardship

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

Final Budget Deal Restores Funding for Healthy Soils, SWEEP

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,

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