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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Program

Healthy Soils Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)’s Healthy Soils Program (HSP), consisting of Incentives Program and Demonstration Projects, provides financial assistance for incentivizing and demonstrating the implementation of conservation agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases and improve soil health. The Healthy Soils Program stems from the California Healthy Soils Initiative, a collaboration of state agencies and departments that promotes the development of healthy soils on California’s farmlands and ranchlands.

CDFA is now accepting Proposals for New Management Practices to be added to the Healthy Soils Program through December 18, 2017.

HSP Incentives Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices. List of projects selected for 2017 HSP Incentives Program awards are posted at HSP Incentives Program.

HSP Demonstration Projects provides financial assistance for demonstrating implementation of conservation management practices to California growers and ranchers and creating a platform promoting widespread adoption of these management practices throughout the state. List of projects selected for 2017 HSP Demonstration Projects awards are posted at HSP Demonstration Projects.