Newsletter Archive

Sept. 2018

  • New Governor Recommendations
  • CalCAN Bill Passes
  • Agriculture & the Global Climate Action Summit
  • SWEEP Policy Brief
  • New Healthy Soils: Program Guidelines
  • Dairies Tackle Methane Emissions
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: McClelland Dairy
  • CalCAN Events

Aug. 2018

  • CalCAN Summit: Call for Proposals
  • CDFA Seeking Feedback on SWEEP, Healthy Soils Programs
  • Technical Assistance Grants for Climate Smart Ag Programs
  • Strategizing for Healthy Soils Across the Nation
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: California Rangeland Trust
  • New Ag Fuel Efficiency Funding
  • New Research: GHG Mitigation in CA Specialty Crops
  • Assessing Biodiversity for Climate Resilience

July 2018

  • Final Budget Deal Restores Funding for Healthy Soils & SWEEP
  • CalCAN Summit: Call for Proposals
  • New CalCAN Staff: Welcome Lauren!
  • Healthy Soils Program: Lessons Learned, New Guidelines Soon
  • Climate Leader Spotlight: Ag Land Trust
  • Addressing Climate Change with Natural & Working Lands
  • Farm Bill Update
  • Carbon Farming Media Series

June 2018

  • Cap-and-trade Budget Decision Delayed
  • CalCAN Technical Assistance Bill Advances
  • Farmer Climate Leaders: New Stories
  • Climate & Ag in Primary Election
  • New Interviews: Successes, Opportunities for Dairy Methane
  • UC Research Highlights Climate Benefits of Soil Health & Organic Management
  • Cultivating Climate Resilience on Farms & Ranches

May 2018

  • Action Alert: Call your legislator
  • Farmers Showcase Climate Smart Ag Policies in Action
  • SWEEP Farmers Cut Water & Energy By 20%; House Farm Bill Defeated
  • New Research & Reports
  • Farmer Equity Act Update
  • State Organic Program Advisory Committee Vacancies

Apr. 2018

  • CalCAN-Sponsored Technical Assistance Bill Advances
  • Climate Smart Ag Grants: Application Periods Open
  • Farmers Build Drought Resilience with Climate Investments
  • House Farm Bill Fails Family Farmers
  • Leadership Spotlight: NSAC’s Ferd Hoefner
  • Newest Research and Reports
  • New Hedgerow Resource Guide


Mar. 2018

  • Action Alert: Support Ag’s Climate Solutions
  • Legislators Urge Funding for Climate Smart Ag Programs
  • CalCAN is Hiring
  • Climate Smart Ag Grant Deadlines
  • New Proposed Healthy Soils Practices
  • Farmers & Ranchers Visit Capitol
  • Climate Smart Ag in Action
  • New Study: Ag NOx Pollution

Feb. 2018

  • New CalCAN-Sponsored Bill: Technical Assistance for Climate Smart Farmers
  • Governor’s Budget Falls Short for Agriculture; Newest Awards for Dairy Methane Reduction
  • CalCAN Coalition Member Honored for Policy Leadership
  • Racial Equity in the Farm Bill
  • Nutrient Tracking Tool to Assess Water Quality
  • Video: Soil Health Indicators

Jan. 2018

  • Survey, Note: Next CalCAN Summit in 2019
  • Newest Farmland Conservation Awards
  • Farmer Climate Leader: High Ground Organics
  • Generating Clean Energy on Farms
  • New Publication: “Building Healthy Pasture Soils”

Dec. 2017

  • Healthy Soils Program Launches, Awards 86 Grants to Diversity of Farm Operations
  • California Soils Week
  • Farmers Descend on Capitol Hill
  • Advocacy Training for Women in Agriculture
  • CDFA Honors McNamara’s tenure on State Board of Food & Agriculture
  • Research Finds Carbon Sink in Soil Minerals
  • Social Cost of Carbon Doubles

Nov. 2017

  • CalCAN is Seeking a Policy Intern
  • The Latest on the Healthy Soils Program
  • SWEEP Program Far Exceeds Water Conservation Expectations
  • Unique District Scale Farmer Water Efficiency Grant
  • Climate Leader Profile: Park Farming Organics
  • CalCAN Signs on to 2018 Farm Bill Platform
  • New Report: Making Biodiversity a Priority

Oct. 2017

  • SB 5 Bond Measure Signed by Governor
  • Wildfire and Its Painful Lessons
  • USDA to Help Producers Rebuild and Recover from Wildfires
  • Hmong Farmers Reap Benefits of Water Efficiency Grants
  • Healthy Soils Programs Catching On Across Nation
  • New Ag Research to Inform California’s Climate Plan
  • Funding Conservation Projects with FarmLink’s Bridge Loans
  • USDA California Climate Hub
  • DWR Tool for Groundwater Restoration
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