San Diego County’s agricultural conservation program — known as the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program — compensates property owners for placing a perpetual easement on their property that limits future uses to agriculture. Applications for the program are now available.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering assistance to growers, farmers and ranchers affected by the recent California wildfires. NRCS is making $4 million available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which covers erosion control and water quality practices on eligible cropland, rangeland and...
It’s important that California avocado industry members who have been impacted by the recent wildfires and/or Santa Ana winds contact their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the event to determine possible applicable coverage. Both fire and wind events may be included in certain crop insurance coverage, but agents must be notified within 72 hours.
California avocado growers implementing conservation practices that reduce air pollution from agricultural sources can apply for financial assistance via the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.