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Progress on Dairy Methane Comes With Strings Attached

As the California legislature took up the future of the state’s climate change laws this year, special attention was paid to enacting policy aimed at reducing methane emissions in the dairy sector. Dairies are one of the largest emitters of

Influencing California’s Approach to Dairy Methane Reductions

As we have discussed here before, California is moving full steam ahead to cut dairy methane emissions in the state. The timeline is certainly ambitious – a current proposal from the Air Resources Board (ARB), called the Short-Lived Climate Pollutant

Dairy Methane Emissions Focus of State Climate Change Strategy

California’s climate change regulators are intensifying their efforts to reduce emissions of some particularly potent greenhouse gases – dubbed ‘short-lived climate pollutants’. The state’s new emissions targets could have potentially significant implications for dairy farms in the state, as well

Farmer Fridays: Water Efficiency Strategies for Times of Drought

It’s the middle of summer and we are living with the realities of an “emerging megadrought,” the second driest 19-year period in 1200 years. Such prolonged drought cycles have a cumulatively devastating impact of California’s farms, particularly in the Central

A Climate-Friendly Approach to Managing Manure

This blog is reposted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), of which CalCAN is a member. NSAC advocates for federal policy reform for the sustainability of food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. See the original post here. Editor’s Note: This

Agriculture Underscored in House Climate Committee Report

This blog is reposted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), of which CalCAN is a member. NSAC advocates for federal policy reform for the sustainability of food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. See the original post here. Major comprehensive federal

Farming in Uncertain Times: CalCAN Farmer Partners in the News

The climate crisis makes the already unpredictable business of farming even more uncertain. COVID-19-related disruptions have compounded these challenges, by causing abrupt changes in agricultural markets and exposing vulnerabilities in the nation’s food supply.  With the looming likelihood of an

Covid-19, Climate, Challenge and Change

The global pandemic has revealed in new ways how essential farmers and farmworkers are to the food supply chain. With this revelation has also come more widespread understanding of the challenges farmers and ranchers face while scrambling to adopt new

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