Project Title & Description
Regional Geographic Initiatives (RGI) - Eco-Labeling Partnerships
This award provides full EPA funding in the amount of $75,000. There are two parts to this project. Part One is to assist agricultural stakeholders (growers, grower association managers and staff, brokers, distributers and retailers) in the San Joaquin Valley to understand and commit to environments practices that will reduce pesticide risks and improve water and air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. This project will focus on evaluating the application of Protected Harvest Production Standards, a certification program. Part Two will develop crop-specific eco-labeling standards (method of assigning points to farm production practices) in partnership with growers and grower associations.