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Irrigation for drought, fertility resilience in almond systems awarded

$25 million for 18 On-Farm Trials projects across the country will help partners work with producers to test and adopt climate-smart systems. more »

Funding to build soil health on California’s farms boosted

There will be three free webinars to provide information on the application process and programs, which has $75 million available in funding. more »

NRCS announces California conservation funding opportunities for 2022

Programs include cost-share assistance and conservation. Rankings and dates for all states are also available. more »

Perennial plants among rain-fed almond trees curbs climate change

Cover crops, reduced tilling and compost are common farming practices for sustainability, but European researchers are determining that the introduction of perennial plants – such as thyme – in almond can help mitigate climate change. more »

Almond orchard recycling and the second life of the trees

Whole orchard recycling works on a number of levels by giving trees a second life after they have been pulled out of the earth, including increasing water holding capacity and sequestering carbon. more »

BetterSoil Alliance rewards growers for sustainable achievements

Launched by Yara North American and Heliae Agriculture, participants will be eligible to receive a sustainability reward based on water productivity and nitrogen use efficiency, as well as recognition in the Alliance. more »

California Comeback Plan’s over $15B climate package includes agriculture

The largest such investment in state history, the package includes $1.1 billion over two years to support sustainable agriculture practices. more »

Revenue from RECs

Earn money from solar and keep the offset. more »
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USDA targets sensitive, highly erodible land for Conservation Reserve Program

Even with the acceptance of 2.8 million acres in offers, the program still falls short of its 4 million acre target, which results in some negative environmental impacts. more »
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Almond Alliance commends Rep. Harder for FARM Act funding move

The funding will support several nationwide pilot programs to convert tree nut byproducts into biocarbon products. more »

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