Planting Seeds - Food & Farming News from CDFA

Video: conserving resources with a CDFA SWEEP grant – #EarthDay2020 #CalEarthDay50

CDFA’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program, SWEEP, provides 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 has selected 725 projects for grants, covering over 127,100 acres. $72.2 million has been awarded to date, with more than $47.7 million in matching funds contributed by awardees.

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