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California Legislature Leaves Climate Solutions on the Table

Healthy Soils Initiative Delayed California’s 2015 legislative session ended on September 11th with some big disappointments on climate policy. Among the setbacks was a delay in allocating $1.7 billion in cap-and-trade funds for a number of climate change programs, including

Farm Tour Showcases Techniques for Climate Resilience

On Tuesday, March 24th, over 60 growers, researchers, policymakers, technical service providers and advocates convened at Rominger Brothers Farms in Winters. This was the first stop on a tour of four Yolo County farms that each demonstrate unique strategies for

New Bill Introduced to Protect Farmland

CalCAN is a proud co-sponsor of a bill introduced on Feb. 19th by Assembly Agriculture Chair Susan Talamantes Eggman — the Sustainable Farmland Strategy Act (AB 1961). The bill recognizes the significance of the state’s farmland resources by requiring counties to

What’s in the Farm Bill for Sustainable Ag?

This blog is reposted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), of which CalCAN is a member. It is due in no small part to the leadership of NSAC and its 100 members nationwide that the sustainable agriculture programs in

Investing in Food Security & Climate Protection

An August report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency (“Indicators of Climate Change in California”) confirms what many Californians already understand – that the weather is weirder, the water is scarcer and the hot spells are hotter. The findings in the

Climate benefits of protecting farmland

By Rich Rominger and Renata Brillinger Published in the Sacramento Bee on August 2, 2012 Food and farming is a big part of California’s identity. After all, the state produces 400 different crops and livestock products and provides more than

NSAC Assessment of House Committee-Passed Bill

Thanks to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition for this recap of the Farm Bill that recently passed out of the House Agriculture Committee.  July 12th, 2012 In an earlier post we provided highlights and lowlights of the House Agriculture Committee one-day markup

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