To help improve air quality several tractors were destroyed today in Fresno
It’s a new program with the California Air Resources Board, it allows farmers to replace high-polluting tractors and ag equipment with cleaner technology.
Under the $108-million program farmers pay 40% of the cost of the new equipment.
Organizers say they want to help local ag leaders be involved in the process.
“Really that cooperative federalism is what we’re looking for and working together, local level state level federal level, to find these solutions is really the only way we’re going to be able to deal with the air quality issue we have here in the San Joaquin Valley,” said Executive Director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Samir Sheikh.
Several organizations worked together on this to help make our air cleaner.
Crushing tractors today in Fresno, recycling them for their raw material to replaced with new, cleaner equipment for farmers @CAClimateInvest #capandtrade https://t.co/Ni5Sg2w5jz pic.twitter.com/Ka4tv1e6nw— Valley Air District (@ValleyAir) October 23, 2018