CCOF Urges California to Invest in Agriculture in Economic Recovery Plans

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

California state legislative leaders and California Governor Gavin Newsom are considering how the state can assist communities in recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. As these conversations get underway, it is essential to promote food and agriculture as solutions to economic recovery. One of the ways the state can easily invest in California agriculture is through CDFA’s Healthy Soils Program. The program has been increasingly popular with the state’s farmers and ranchers, including organic farmers and ranchers. The Healthy Soils Program turns farm-based climate solutions into rural jobs and farm viability. 
 
Join us and act now to support food and agriculture solutions to our economic recovery!
 
CCOF is urging state leaders to include Healthy Soils Program funding in any economic recovery package that materializes. 
 
This push comes as CCOF is working to improve the Healthy Soils Program by adding support for the organic transition. Please read last week’s blog for more information.
 
Can you email your state representatives and Governor Newsom today?
 
Senators & Assemblymembers:
 
To find contact information for your representatives, click here
 
Sample message:
 
My name is _________ and I am from [town/city].
 
I’m emailing to urge Assemblymember (NAME) or Senator (NAME) to prioritize economic recovery funding for the Healthy Soils Program.  
 
The Healthy Soils Program turns farm-based climate solutions into rural jobs and farm viability. 
 
Governor Newsom:
 
Click here for the governor’s website, ythen click on the “comment” button and then enter your name and the issue area “Food & Ag.”  
 
Sample message:
 
My name is _________ and I am from [town/city].
 
I’m emailing to urge Governor Newsom to prioritize economic recovery funding for the (Health Soils Program).
 
The Healthy Soils Program turns farm-based climate solutions into rural jobs and farm viability.
 
Let us know what you hear, and email nlakritz@ccof.org for more information or your thoughts.  

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