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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.

HSP Incentives Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices. Please go to the HSP Incentives Program webpage for details.

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. Please go to the HSP Demonstration Projects webpage for details.

CDFA accepted proposals suggesting new management practices for potential inclusion in future rounds of the Healthy Soils Program from November 6, 2017 to December 18, 2017. The proposals received are currently under evaluation.