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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

Will Indigo Ag’s New Private Carbon Market Pay Off for Farmers?

The following is written by CalCAN Policy Director Jeanne Merrill and re-posted with permission from Civil Eats. Read the article where it was originally posted on Civil Eats. Farm country is abuzz about the latest in carbon market opportunities. Boston-based

State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance to growers for on-farm irrigation system improvements that both reduce GHG emissions and save water. It is administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Program Summary

California Legislative Round-Up 2014

This year saw considerable legislative action on issues relevant to climate change and agriculture in California. Here is a quick legislative round-up from 2014: Farmland Protection Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman (Stockton) authored the Farmland Conservation Strategy Act (AB 1961), which CalCAN

State election results: Impacts on agriculture and climate change

In yesterday’s election, Californians definitely rejected Proposition 23 and defended AB 32, the state’s landmark climate change bill. Voters saw through the deceptions of the oil company backers of the measure, and showed that they understand that it’s possible to

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