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Click dates below to see newsletters from the past year.

October 2020

  • New Executive Orders for the Climate
  • Vote on November 3
  • CalCAN is Hiring!
  • Regenerative Ag’s Big Moment
  • Remembering Pete Price
  • Grazing for the Climate & Wildfire
  • Wildfire & COVID Resources
  • Farmer Climate Leader: McGinnis Ranch
  • Our Indigenous History
  • Carbon Sequestration in Vineyards
  • Virtual Events
  • Jobs
  • Funding

September 2020

  • 2020 Legislative Year Wrapup
  • Fires Destroy and Unite
  • Healthy Soils Demo Projects Announced
  • Heat & Farmworker Concerns
  • Federal Updates
  • Wildfire Resources
  • Farmer Climate Leader: 4J Horse & Livestock Co
  • Vote! Census?
  • Featured Science & Reports: Warmer Temps & Cattle Grazing
  • Specialty Crop TA Hubs
  • Soil Health YouTube Series
  • Virtual Events
  • Jobs

August 2020

  • Virtual Advocacy
  • New Report on Southern CA Climate Impacts
  • Blueprint for California Water Management Recognizes Soil Health
  • Economic Impacts of the Climate Crisis
  • Have You Been Counted in the 2020 Census?
  • Farmer Input Needed!
  • COVID-19 Resources for Farmers
  • Partner Profile: Dr. Tapan Pathak
  • Features Science & Reports: On-Farm Occultation & “Water Farming”
  • Electric Tractors Reduce On-Farm Emissions
  • Beneficial Birds on the Farm
  • Virtual Events
  • Funding
  • Jobs

July 2020

  • Regenerative Ag & Climate Change
  • Taking Action
  • CDFA Now Accepting New Practices
  • Benefits of Reduced Tillage
  • Federal Climate & Ag Policy Updates
  • COVID-19 Resources for Farmers
  • Climate Leader Profile: Mitchell Farms
  • Featured Science & Reports: Farms Under Threat & COVID Economic Impacts
  • Organic Advocacy Toolkit
  • Call for Proposals
  • Develop a Carbon Farm Plan
  • Funding
  • Virtual Events
  • Jobs

June 2020

  • In Solidarity
  • Climate Smart Ag Program Funding Jeopardized
  • Demand Surged for Healthy Soils Program
  • Cap-and-Trade Auction Results
  • Resilience Investments for Recovery
  • COVID-19, Climate, Changes
  • COVID-19 Resources for Farmers
  • Climate Leader Profile: Alexandre Family Farm
  • Featured Science & Reports: Extreme Weather & Whole Orchard Recycling Benefits
  • Sustainability Leaders
  • Funding
  • Virtual Events
  • Jobs

May 2020

  • Record Healthy Soils Program round
  • Compost win for farmers!
  • COVID-19 resources & adaptation
  • Agriculture Training Opportunities
  • Phase out plastics, fund healthy soils
  • Climate Leader Profile: Monkeyflower Ranch
  • Featured Science & Reports: diversified farms buffer climate impacts
  • Organic ag & climate change toolkit
  • Funding
  • UCSC agroecology major
  • Jobs

April 2020 

  • COVID, the California Legislature and climate policy
  • COVID farmer resources
  • Climate Smart Ag program application deadlines extended
  • Healthy Soils funding available
  • Partner Profile: Young Farmers
  • Featured Science & Reports: Achieving California carbon neutrality
  • Farmer relief in pandemic aid
  • Call for peer reviewers for USDA competitive grants

March 2020

  • Resilience & adaptability: a message from the CalCAN team
  • 2020 Healthy soils funding open
  • Farmland conservation funding open
  • 2019 SWEEP awards announced
  • CalCAN endorses Federal Agriculture Resilience Act
  • Diverse coalition calls for more Climate Smart Agriculture funding
  • Climate Leader Profile: Bolthouse Farms
  • CalCAN in the Field: Small Farms Conference 2020
  • Featured Science & Reports: CSP analysis & Wildfire and smoke concerns in agriculture
  • New innovative agriculture podcast
  • CCOF’s roadmap to an organic California
  • Survey for organic/transitioning to organic farmers & ranchers

February 2020

  • Climate Smart Ag 2020 Funding
  • Farmer and Rancher Action Alert!–sign on to budget letter
  • Ag Resilience Bond sails through state Assembly
  • CalCAN’s New Intern
  • On-Farm Compost Work Group
  • BearCorps
  • Climate Leader Profile: San Diego Resource Conservation District (RCD)
  • CalCAN in the Field: EcoFarm 2020
  • Featured Science & Reports: California’s Pathway to Neutrality & Carbon Markets

January 2020

  • Governor’s Budget Release
  • Improved Healthy Soils Program Application, open soon
  • State Protects Ag Land
  • Calling farmers for climate action
  • A “Clean Future” would invest in rural communities
  • Climate Leader Profile: Cardoza Ranches
  • CalCAN in the Field: How do we farm in a “New Normal”?
  • Featured Science & Reports: Climate change further risks farmworker health & a resilient future in Canada

November 2019

  • New Climate Smart Ag Technical Assistance Grants Announced
  • Catalyzing Climate Leadership in Farmers of Color in Fresno
  • Working Together to Solve the Climate Crisis
  • Preserving Coyote Valley: San Jose’s Last Great Landscape
  • Healthy Soils Comment Letter
  • Moving American Agriculture to “Net Zero”
  • Sign-on to Support Agriculture’s Climate Solutions
  • CalCAN’s New Team Member
  • CalCAN’s Policy Internship
  • Wildfire Recovery Resources
  • Pepperwood Preserve
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