An urban pastured poultry silvopasture system at Coastal Roots Farm in San Diego, California.

California Establishes Work Group to Define Regenerative Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has established a Regenerative Agriculture Work Group to assist the State Board of Food and Agriculture in defining “Regenerative Agriculture” for State Policies and Programs. The 13-membergroup represents a diversity of agricultural stakeholders. The Regenerative Agriculture Definition Work Group will consider input from the public and CDFA’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel proposed framework to draft a recommendation for a definition of regenerative agriculture. The draft definition is anticipated to be submitted to the State Board for consideration in June 2024.
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