Deadline to apply for $50M to retire farmland coming up April 1

March 15, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Cover page of guide for engaging with San Joaquin Valley farmers and communities to spend $50 million in incentive money to retire farmland.
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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The state has $50 million to spend to retire farmland, which it intends to give out as block grants to local agencies, tribes and nonprofits in the San Joaquin Valley.

But there are strings attached to the money. The groups that receive the block grants will have to work directly with farmers and community members to find ways to reduce irrigated cropland while still using the land in a beneficial way. That could be a

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