Local ag projects reap millions in grants – Chico Enterprise-Record

SACRAMENTO — Butte County and its neighbors got a huge boost Tuesday when the California Department of Food and Agriculture announced millions in grant funding to implement new farming practices.

CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation awarded $106 million to 23 organizations statewide for carbon sequestration in soils and irrigation efficiency. The Butte County Farm Bureau got $10 million, half for each project, to distribute to local farmers and ranchers. Adding Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties, the total is $34.5 million.

The funding comes from two pilot programs, the Healthy Soils Block Grant and State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program. CDFA said it will open applications for direct-to-producer HSP and SWEEP grants later this year.



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