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The California Farmland Trust is a private, nonprofit, agricultural land trust with a mission to preserve farmland. It envisions a future where society sees sustainable farming as part of building a better economy, environment, and quality of life.

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New Law Will Idle Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers, Lawn Mowers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and other small off-road engines. According to the Air Resources Board, an hour’s use of a gas-powered leaf blower produces the same emissions as a drive from Los Angeles to Denver.

(Oct. 10, 2021) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
State Approves Modified Permit for San Benito County Landfill

California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery approved a request by the John Smith Road Landfill operator to increase waste capacity by 443,000 cubic yards.

(Sept. 13, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt
What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: At the dump, food waste is methane-producing garbage. At a farm, it's a valuable part of the food web.
Back to the Land, Not the Landfill
In 2022, California trash haulers will begin turning millions of tons of methane-emitting organic waste into a new cash crop: compost.

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