Aug 30, 2021
Almond Board’s urgent Alternatives to Ag Burning Resources webinar Aug. 31

The Valley Air District Governing Board unanimously accepted $178.2 million in new state funding directed to the San Joaquin Valley to launch an expanded grant program to assist farmers in phasing-out the open burning of woody waste using new, cleaner practices, including the chipping of material for incorporation into the soil and other cleaner alternatives.

With this new funding, the Alternatives to Agricultural Open Burning Grant program will be enhanced to provide additional funding for small agricultural operations of less than 100 total acres; expand options for chipped material disposal through beneficial reuse alternatives such as mulch or compost; the elimination of the $60,000 cap; and provide an option to fund the purchase of new chipping equipment.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

To register, contact Ryan Honnette at or 209-300-7140.


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