Sunday, 07 August 2022

CDFA’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel seeks public comments on Organic Systems Plan option

The Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, or EFA SAP, is seeking written public comments on adding an Organic Systems Plan option to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Healthy Soils Program.

The EFA SAP is the primary public engagement body for this and other CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture programs.

The panel had requested CDFA staff develop options and recommendations to consider a proposal by stakeholders to add an Organic Systems Plan for funding through the Healthy Soils Program.

At the panel’s most recent public meeting on July 16, 2020, CDFA staff proposed three options and made two recommendations. The presentation can be found here under Documents for Public Comment.

Following deliberations after the July 16 staff presentation, the panel will now allow written public comments on the options and recommendations.

The EFA SAP was particularly interested in Option 3, which will allow the Organic Systems Plan to be considered under CDFA’s Technical Assistance Program. However, the panel would also like to hear other options that may have not been considered yet.

Public comments will be accepted Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, through Monday, August 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. PT, and can be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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