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National Healthy Soils Policy Network: Five years of impact on state soil health policy

Tue, 01/30/2024 - 06:05

Evolution of the National Network CalCAN launched the National Healthy Soils Policy Network in 2018 as a way to build upon the momentum of California’s early climate-resilient agriculture policies and support similar action in other states and at the federal

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Categories: A3. Agroecology

Climate Smart Agriculture Program Funding Remains Despite Governor’s Other Sustainable Agriculture Budget Cuts

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 08:55

Governor Newsom’s recently proposed 2024-25 budget spares Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programs from clawbacks from previous years’ funding while allocating no new funding for the CSA programs in 2024. The proposed budget also includes tough cuts for other programs serving

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Categories: A3. Agroecology

Inflation Reduction Act Conservation Dollars Are a Vital Bulwark Against Climate Change

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 06:00

On August 16, 2022 when the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law, it solidified an historic investment in addressing the climate crisis and reflected key priorities lifted up by the farmers and communities that NSAC’s members serve. Chief among

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Categories: A3. Agroecology

Legislative Update: Looking Back on 2023 & Ahead to 2024

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 11:20

After several years of record high state revenues and budget allocations, this year the state experienced a deficit, resulting in budget clawbacks and a reluctance to invest in new programs. The end of the 2023 legislative session had some disappointing

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Categories: A3. Agroecology

What the Expiration, and Likely Extension, of the 2018 Farm Bill Means for Food and Agriculture

Wed, 11/01/2023 - 10:30

On October 1, 2023, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 – more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill – expired. The expiration did not come as a surprise, as Congress’ timeline for reauthorizing the 2018 Farm Bill has been

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Categories: A3. Agroecology

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