Climate, Agriculture Targeted in $3 Billion California Bond Bill

March 16, 2021, 9:40 PM

California voters in 2022 could face another multi-billion dollar bond question under a newly amended bill focused on climate change, agriculture, food access, and economic recovery.

AB 125 would invest about $3.1 billion over five years if voters approve the measure, also known as the Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act. It would set aside $175 million for healthy soils projects to increase carbon capture and decrease emissions, $100 million for water efficiency programs on farm- and ranchlands, $450 million for farmworker housing, and $750 million for healthy food access efforts.

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