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CDFA Announces Grant Funding Available For Healthy Soils Program

Sacramento, Calif., (March 9, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the Healthy Soils Program (HSP). The program provides funding for incentivizing and demonstrating soil health practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve soil health. The HSP has two components: the HSP Incentives Program and the HSP Demonstration Projects. The …

CDFA Now Accepting Applications For Alternative Manure Management Program Technical Assistance Grants

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Sacramento, Calif., (March 8, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting grant applications from non-profits, universities, and California Resource Conservation Districts that will offer technical assistance to farmers and ranchers interested in applying to the state’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). “These grants dollars will help fund workshops and other assistance in the application process, …

CDFA Now Accepting Applications For Healthy Soils Program Technical Assistance Grants

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Sacramento, Calif., (March 5, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting grant applications from non-profits, universities and California Resource Conservation Districts (RCD) offering technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who are interested in applying to the state’s Healthy Soils Program (HSP). “If we are to meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals and improve the health …

CDFA Announces Extension of Grant Application Deadline for the 2018 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program

Sacramento, Calif., (January 19, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has extended the grant application deadline for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), from January 26, 2018 to February 23, at 5 P.M. PST. The DDRDP is one of two programs designed by CDFA to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. The program will provide …

CDFA Accepting Concept Proposals For 2018 Fertilizer Research And Education Program Grants

Sacramento, Calif., (December 19, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is currently accepting concept proposals for the 2018 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances the agronomic and environmental performance of fertilizing materials. The 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) includes several initiatives put forth by the department to …

CDFA Healthy Soils Program Awards $5.23 Million In Grants

Sacramento, Calif., (December 7, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $5.23 million in grant funding to 86 projects as part of its Healthy Soils Program. The program is the first of its kind in the nation, and encourages farmers and ranchers to implementpractices that reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases and improve soil health. The Healthy …

$1.7 Million for Climate-Resilient Agricultural Research

Davis, Calif., (December 6, 2017) – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has awarded more than $1.7 million to University of California, Davis, researchers to identify genes responsible for drought tolerance in rice and test a new energy-efficient food-drying process. Drought-resistant rice – A $1 million Seeding Solutions grant will go to a project to study the genetics of …

CDFA Awards Nearly $800,000 To Improve Agricultural Fertilizer Management And Water Quality

Sacramento, Calif., (December 5, 2017) – CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is pleased to announce the award of $800,000 in grant funds to agricultural organizations and universities this year. The grants will fund four projects designed to improve nutrient efficiency and reduce the nitrogen footprint of fertilizer use. Nitrogen is a key nutrient for food production.  However, if …

CDFA Awards $35.2 Million For Dairy Digester Projects

Sacramento, Calif., (October 27, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $35.2 million in grant funding to 18 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects, part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. “California continues to the lead the nation in supporting …

CDFA Announces EXTENSION of Grant Application Deadline for the 2017 Alternative Manure Management Program

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Modesto, Calif., (October 4, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has extended the grant application deadline for the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), from October 2, 2017 to October 16, 2017 at 5 P.M. PDT. The AMMP is one of two programs designed by CDFA to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. The program will provide between …

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