The CAPGP will fund the development of one or more plans to help farmers and ranchers identify actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a goal of ensuring food security well into the future.
“We are grateful to the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel for its public process in proposing this program.,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “This second round of public comment ensures this program is fully vetted with the many diverse stakeholders we serve in California’s agricultural sector. CDFA looks forward to receiving written comments in addition to stakeholder participation in an upcoming workshop to support climate resiliency on our working agricultural landscapes.”
CDFA has collaborated closely with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in developing the CAPGP to complement and align with federal-level conservation planning efforts.