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Click dates below to see newsletters from the past year.

January 2021

  • Governor’s Draft Budget Released
  • Looking Back on 2020
  • Tribute to Rich Rominger
  • New Intern, Benny Corona
  • COVID Relief & Resources
  • Featured Science & Reports: New CA Rangelands Publication
  • USDA Seeks Urban Farm Advisors
  • Farmer Climate Leader: Burroughs Family Farms
  • Jobs
  • Funding

December 2020

  • CalCAN Releases 2 Reports
  • Advocate with Us in 2021!
  • CalCAN Advisors Win Prestigious Award
  • UC SAREP Restores Popular Grant Program
  • Wildfire & COVID Resources
  • EcoFarm Annual Conference Goes Virtual January 2021
  • Soil Health Indicators & Tests
  • Conservation Stewardship Program Opening Soon
  • Farmer Climate Leader: Benito Valley Farms
  • CalCAN is Hiring a Field Organizer
  • Jobs
  • Funding

November 2020

  • Healthy Soils Progress Report
  • We’re Hiring!
  • Climate Smart Ag Program Advisory Panel Updates
  • GrizzlyCorps for Climate Resiliency
  • So Many Terms…What’s the Difference?
  • Federal Climate & Agriculture Policy Roundup
  • Wildfire & COVID Resources
  • Featured Science & Reports: Hedgerow Benefits & Biosolarization
  • Farming with Nature Series
  • CA Organic Institute Grows
  • Farmer Climate Leader: PT Ranch
  • Virtual Events
  • Jobs
  • Funding

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
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