CFS contributed to a new report just released by California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN) of which we are a steering committee member. The report recommends 28 ways California Governor Brown and his Administration can support agriculture in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while building more resilience to drought and extreme weather.
Growing Solutions: Climate Change and Agriculture Recommendations to the California Governor was crafted by a group of farmers, researchers and agriculture experts. Governor Brown’s FY 2015-16 budget proposal includes some funding for agricultural climate efforts, but it falls far short of what is needed. CalCAN’s new and timely report offers a comprehensive vision for how the Brown Administration can support and invest in on-farm renewable energy and energy efficiency, water stewardship, farmland conservation, climate-friendly farming practices, and farmworker well-being.