California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Incentive Program

Healthy Soils Program Incentives Program

The HSP Incentives Program is now accepting public comments on the following documents:

Comments are due to by September 12, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT.

CDFA will hold 3 listening sessions at the end of August to provide information on how to comment on the draft RGA and answer questions related to the program. Listening sessions are scheduled for:

Northern California – August 30, 2018, 9:00 am to noon
Butte County Farm Bureau
2580 Feather River Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Southern California – August 31, 2018, 9:00 am to noon
Imperial County Farm Bureau
1000 Broadway
El Centro, CA 92243

Central California – September 4, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fresno County Farm Bureau
1274 W. Hedges Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728

Webinar participation will also be available on September 4 for those unable to travel to any of the listening sessions in person. To register for the September 4 webinar:

The HSP Incentives Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. GHGs benefits are estimated using quantification methodology and tools developed by California Air Resources Board (CARB), USDA-NRCS and CDFA and soil health improvement will be assessed by measuring soil organic matter content.