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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 ,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #20-091
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SACRAMENTO, July 24, 2020 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) is conducting workshops to share requirements for proposals for new soil health management practices to include in its Healthy Soils Program (HSP).

Proposals for the new practices are currently being accepted through a Request for Proposals (RFP), which announced on June 29, 2020. There are several important requirements needed to submit a soil health practice for consideration in the HSP. Proposal requirements, process for consideration and other details on the submission process can be found on the HSP webpage. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m., August 28, 2020 by email to

To further assist those interested in proposing new practices, CDFA OEFI staff will provide information regarding the process and requirements and answer questions from stakeholders at webinar workshops on the following dates and times:

• Thursday, July 30, 2020
o 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. PT

• Friday, July 31, 2020
o 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. PT

Click to register for the session date and time, or copy-and-paste in your browser:

Interested stakeholders and members of the public are encouraged to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

HSP is part of California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health
and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. CCI projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the CCI
website .


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