Gov.’s proposed $40 million for farmland retirement is welcome but more needed

February 3, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
A young almond orchard just north of Wasco stretches out toward the horizon. Photo taken Sept. 2021. CREDIT: Lois Henry
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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More money could be coming to California’s new farmland repurposing program. But it’s still just a drop in the bucket, according experts. 

In his budget summary for 2022-2023, Governor Newsom proposed an additional $40 million for the Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program, a program approved last year to pay farmers incentives for taking irrigated land out of production and converting it to less water intensive uses. The program currently has $50 million in funding which

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