Updated: New Location - Programs 101 for Farmers and Ranchers



Come learn about local, state and federal funding opportunities to implement new management
practices on YOUR FARM OR RANCH. The Resource Conservation District is bringing together the
County’s Department of Agriculture, Air Pollution Control District, USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service and USDA Farm Service Agency at the UC Cooperative Extension office to help
you learn about new
cost-share funding opportunities and loan options! Programs include:
◻ Carl Moyer and FARMER Programs
◻ CDFA Healthy Soils Program
◻ CDFA State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program
◻ CDFA Alternative Manure Management Program
◻ Farm Bill Programs:  EQIP, CSP, NAP, TAP, the list goes on
◻ And, more!
Your Partners will break the programs down so you may see what is available. Then you can talk
one-on-one with their technical advisors and grant writers to create a plan, or not. It’s worth
exploring, right?!

Friday, January 11, 2019
8 am - Coffee & A Little Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am - 10 MIN Presentations by Each Partner 9:30-11:30 am - Open House, One-On-Ones

Glenn Success Square - Conference Center 131 E Walker Street, Orland, CA
(most East End of parking lot)




+ Grower led Soil Health Technical Advisory Committee

Melina Watts
Soil Health Coordinator Glenn County RCD
530.934.4601 x5



◻   Carl Moyer and FARMER Programs
Voluntary grant programs that reduce air pollution, primarily from diesel vehicles and equipment,
by providing incentive funds to purchase cleaner-than-required engines and equipment. These
cost-share grant
programs generally require the destruction of an older polluting engine and replacing it with the
least polluting equipment available. All projects selected by the District must be in compliance
with local and state regulations at time of contracting.

◻   CDFA Healthy Soils Program
There is $22.5 million in available funds. The HSP Incentives Program provides financial assistance
for implementation of conservation management that improves soil health, sequester carbon and
reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The HSP Demonstration Projects showcase farmers and
rancher's implementation of HSP practices.

◻   CDFA State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program
Provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce
greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components
include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation
systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce
on-farm water use and energy.

◻   CDFA Alternative Manure Management Program
Move over to non-digester management practices that reduce methane emissions from dairy and
livestock operations. Receive up to $750,000 in funding, up to 100% of project cost.

◻    Farm Bill Programs: EQIP, CSP, NAP, TAP, the list goes on
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to
agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental
benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil
erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat.

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their
existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority
concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance
- - the higher the performance, the higher the payment.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of
noninsurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses,
or prevents crop planting.

Tree Assistance Program (TAP) provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery
tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural

FSA Loans offer low-interest loans to new farmers unable to obtain commercial financing as well as
loans for young farmers and small to mid-sized family farm operations for land, equipment and
operating costs as well as direct loans for cold storage, bulk tanks and handling equipment.

Glenn County Resource Conservation District (530) 934-4601 x5

Glenn County Agriculture Department
(530) 934-6501

Glenn County Air Pollution & CUPA
(530) 934-6500

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (530) 934-4601 x3

USDA Farm Service Agency
(530) 934-4601 x2

UCCE-Glenn County
(530) 865-1107