The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District recently received over $30 million in additional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding to augment its grant program to replace old agricultural tractors and low-dust harvesters.

The District will use $20,000,000 from this grant for its Tractor Replacement Program. The funding will support the replacement of approximately 526 older, high-polluting tractors with significantly cleaner Tier 4 tractors.

Matthew Allen

From reducing food waste, energy, and GHG emissions to improving soil health, today’s growers and packer shippers are identifying new and ingenious ways to further sustainability efforts while meeting the ever-increasing demands from agricultural consumers. Though sustainability can be difficult to quantify, we now have a method to measure on-farm sustainability efforts!

Sonia Salas

Today, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the expansion of the Housing for the Harvest Program to Sacramento and San Luis Obispo counties. With the addition of these counties, ten California counties are now participating in the program: Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Madera, Kings, Riverside, Tulare, Santa Barbara, Fresno and San Joaquin.

Chardae Heim

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