CEQA Guidelines Receive Update, Climate Change Drives Major Amendments

*Provided by Beveridge & Diamond PC At the end of 2018, the Office of Planning and Research’s (OPR’s) years-long effort (since 2011) to update the Guidelines (CEQA Guidelines) implementing the California Environmental Quality Act became a reality. This comprehensive update to nearly 30 sections of the CEQA Guidelines (along with some additions) incorporates new statutes and [...]

2019-02-26T16:24:24+00:00February 26th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

See How Traditional Finance can Support Your Food System with CDFA’s 1st Food Finance White Paper

*Provided by CDFA The food system encompasses a highly diverse range of activities and interests that are deeply connected to every community in the United States, affecting local economies, public health, and environmental sustainability. Issues ranging from hunger to farmland preservation to food waste have resulted from the current food system, and myriad food movements [...]

2019-02-26T16:18:37+00:00February 26th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

USDA Now Accepting Apps for Rural Business Development Grant Program

Attention California Applicants:Applications are accepted January 2 - March 29, 2019. Program Status:Open Application Deadline:March 29, 2019 Unnumbered Letter: PDF   What does this program do? This program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural [...]

2019-02-19T15:41:30+00:00February 19th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|

Get the Latest Updates and Research on Ag by Reading USDA ARP Network Notes

*Provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Partnerships (ARP) Network USDA ARS 2017 Annual Report on Technology Transfer USDA research generated 166 new inventions and 68 patent applications in 2017, according to the annual Technology Transfer Report issued today. Innovations included tornado “safe rooms” built of cross-laminated wood, soybean germplasm with heat-tolerant genes, and tires of [...]

2019-02-19T15:31:57+00:00February 19th, 2019|CALED News, Econ Dev News|