sustainability

Funding opportunity: AFRI – Sustainable Agricultural Systems

The program seeks creative and visionary applications that take a systems approach to significantly improve the supply of affordable, safe, nutritious and accessible agricultural products, while fostering economic development and rural prosperity in America. more »

USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program signup for 2023

CRP is a cornerstone voluntary conservation program to address climate change and help agricultural communities invest in the long-term well-being of their land and natural resources.   more »

Nitricity fertilizer technology featured at UN COP27

This tech uses only water, air and renewable electricity to produce sustainable nitrogen fertilizers. more »

All-in on climate-smart

NicNut demonstrates improved stewardship practices. more »
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Blue Diamond among USDA climate-smart recipients in California

The grants support efforts such as manure management to reduce methane emissions, regenerative practices in almonds, and collecting data to develop a national soil inventory. more »

Funding opportunities for repurposing irrigated acreage

The water scarcity has created momentum for new voluntary funding programs for growers facing the difficult decision of taking land out of production. more »

New grant could help pay for conservation practices for CA farmers

California Department of Food and Agriculture has recently set aside $15 million to help offset the cost of planning and implementing big projects. more »

State of California and farmers collaborate to conserve water, provide critical habitat for migratory birds

The program works with farmers to implement practices to conserve water, protect water quality, promote soil health, and mitigate potential drought impacts on fish and migratory birds. more »

California Supreme Court rejects review of bumblebee status

Agricultural groups argued that bumblebee protections could affect growing crops, herbicide and pesticide applications, and use of commercial honeybees to pollinate crops. more »

Farm waste finds a future in rubber, sugar and more

A wide research effort searches to repurpose agricultural byproducts. more »

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