The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program provides incentive funding for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations.

Though the FARMER Program Guidelines describe project categories currently available for funding in the FARMER Program, additional project categories and modifications to an existing project category are under development by CARB staff.  These proposed additional project categories would allow air districts greater flexibility in project funding and help to streamline implementation.  CARB staff are holding public work group meetings to seek input from stakeholders on the following proposed additional and modified project categories: heavy-duty agricultural trucks, large agricultural equipment, and agricultural utility terrain vehicles (UTVs).  More details about the proposed project categories will be available prior to the work group meetings.

These work group meetings will provide an opportunity for public stakeholders to engage with CARB staff to develop specific eligibility criteria, incentive funding levels, requirements, and other criteria associated with the proposed new and modified eligible project categories.  Input from these meetings will be incorporated into the final project criteria before being approved and being made available for funding by local air districts.

Work group meeting materials will be posted on the FARMER Program website prior to the work group meetings. 

The work groups will be held at the following locations, dates, and times:

Red Bluff Location:

DATE:                Wednesday, August 29, 2018
TIME:                 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PST)
LOCATION:       Tehama County Air Pollution Control District
1834 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, California 96080

Central Valley Location:

DATE:                Tuesday, August 28, 2018
TIME:                 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PST)
LOCATION:       San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Central Valley Regional Office
1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, California 93726

The public may also attend this Central Valley work group meeting by video teleconference at the air district’s Modesto and Bakersfield offices:

Modesto Office
4800 Enterprise Way
Modesto, California 95356

Bakersfield Office
34946 Flyover Court
Bakersfield, California 93308

Teleconference:

CARB staff will also be holding a teleconference call for interested stakeholders unable to attend either of the meetings, but would still like to participate.  The teleconference will be held at the following date and time and will only be accessible by telephone call.

DATE:                Thursday, August 30, 2018
TIME:                 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST)
DIAL-IN #:          1-800-369-2173
PASSCODE:      3985271

Following entry of the passcode, teleconference participants will be prompted to provide their name and affiliation before being connected to the teleconference call.