FARMER Program - April 2022 Additional Project Categories
On April 15, 2022, CARB's Executive Officer approved two additional project categories within the FARMER Program, as summarized below.
- Zero-Emission Agricultural Equipment: Zero-emission off-road equipment is becoming more readily available in the agricultural industry. Further, the FARMER Program Guidelines point to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines, which require replacement equipment be certified or verified. Since certification standards or verification procedures for zero-emission off-road equipment currently do not exist, these projects must be approved on a case-by-case basis, which may present delays in funding such projects. This new project category will increase and streamline opportunities for zero-emission equipment while promoting technology advancement in the agricultural sector.
- Used Agricultural Equipment for Small Producers Pilot Project in the San Joaquin Valley: Smaller farms typically have older equipment than larger farms, as well as increased emissions per acre and may not have the means to purchase new equipment even with incentives that are currently available. This new project category will provide funding opportunities for small producers within the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to replace Tier 0 or 1 equipment with used Tier 3 or cleaner equipment, while providing CARB an opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of this new incentive model.
These project categories are available for funding immediately. For more information on these project categories, please download the resource document.