2023 Campaign Priorities

Our advocacy efforts are guided by our wide network of producers, researchers, agricultural professionals and advocates as well as our continued mission to be a constructive agriculture voice on climate policy, representing the state’s ecologically-minded farmers and ranchers and advocating for the resources needed to catalyze the unique and powerful solutions available in agriculture.

2023 Bills CalCAN Supports


2023 Farm Bill 

Over the past year, CalCAN has been working in partnership with ten other California members of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition to outline our collective 2023 Farm Bill Platform of the CA Caucus. The goal of this document is to elevate California’s unique agricultural context into the national conversation and to center climate resilience and racial equity as key pillars of the next farm bill. For an extremely comprehensive list of recommendations across farm bill programs and policies, see NSAC’s 2023 Farm Bill Platform

The set of priorities outlined in the CA Caucus Platform call for: 

  1. Improvements to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program;
  2. A national program modeled on California’s Alternative Manure Management Program,
  3. Increase investment in conservation-based research and extension; 
  4. Increase organic certification cost share opportunities and streamline administration;
  5. Additional set-asides, loan forgiveness, and grants for underserved farmers and farmers of color; 
  6. Increased funding for the Farming Opportunities, Training, and Outreach (FOTO) Program and the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production grant program;  
  7. Support for regional food system infrastructure including food hubs and meat processing facilities;
  8. Implement civil rights reform at USDA; 
  9. Disaster relief for farmers and farmworkers. 

You can endorse NSAC’s 2023 Farm Bill Platform in 10 seconds by clicking here.

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Updates will be available Mid-March.

At CalCAN, we believe that significant public investments are needed for incentives, research and technical assistance that safeguard our food supply while scaling up the powerful climate strategies available on California’s farms and ranches. Your donation will support our efforts in the coming year to realize these goals.

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