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Farmer Fridays: Healthy Soils Program Provides Economic Stimulus

Investing in soil health building practices and other agricultural solutions to climate change are vital economic stimulus strategies. California’s Climate Smart Agriculture programs invest in rural economies, create jobs and ultimately support growers’ bottom lines by bolstering farm resilience. The

Farmer Friday: Healthy Soils Grantees Spotlight

California’s Healthy Soils Program (HSP) current grant cycle is open until June 26, 2020 – or until funding available runs out, which may be sooner than expected. As of April 20, 2020: Over 300 incentive applications have already been submitted; if they

Healthy Soils Program Outreach

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 California Department of Food and

The Healthy Soils Program Benefits Organic Producers!

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) provides grants, capped at $100,000, for over 25 practices that boost soil health.  Eligible practices include cover crops, compost application, prescribed grazing, planting of hedgerows, mulch, reduced tillage, and more. For the

Farmer Fridays: Healthy Soils Program Grants in Action

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program (HSP)  launched in 2017 and has since invested $17.8 million in farmers and ranchers to promote soil building practices as a climate change mitigation and adaptation strategy. This year’s

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