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Farmers can get paid for healthy soils practices with the Healthy Soils program


Last updated 9/1/2017 at Noon

FALLBROOK – California’s much anticipated Healthy Soils program officially launched with the release of the first request for grant applications by the California Department of Agriculture. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 19.

The first of its kind in the country, the program will provide grants to farmers and ranchers for implementing on-farm practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or store carbon in soil, trees and shrubs. Many of these practices are backed by research which demonstrates their water-saving capacity. Types of practices that will be eligible include...

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