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State Budget Update Continued....
wanted to pause the hike in the gas tax for one year. Legislative Democrats rejected Newsom's approach, and
instead provided a suspension of the diesel fuel tax and relief from rising gas prices through a tax break based on
income level.
Ultimately, this is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that suspension of
the diesel fuel tax should provide some relief from high fuel prices. However, the bad
news is that the tax break (on gas) won't really help the people who drive the longest
This is because the benefits from the tax break will range from as little as $200 for
individuals with large incomes to $1,050 for couples with children who earn under
$150,000. This means that the grower or ag worker who spends a lot of time on rural
roads will get the same income-based tax break as the person working from home in the
Los Angeles Basin or San Francisco Bay Area.
SWEEP Grants Webinar Recording
The California Department of Food and Agriculture provides State
Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) grants to
financially offset the implementation of irrigation systems that reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and save water on California agriculture
These saving measures include components such as: 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, and
On Thursday, July 7 CAWG teamed up with Tule, HotSpot Ag, and
Innovative Ag Services to discuss the SWEEP Grant application process and review water conservation and
greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies that qualify under SWEEP.
* Ian Vietti, Government Funding Manager with Innovative Ag Services
* Ernie Wilson, Sales Manager at Tule
* Jimmy Nichols, President of HotSpot AG

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