New California License Plates to Fund Agricultural Programs


Proceeds from sales of the new "California Agriculture" license plates will be used to
support agricultural education programs, including 4-H.

The project, spearheaded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, began about five years ago. The Department of Motor Vehicles required at least 7,500 pre-orders before approving the license plate. The number was matched, allowing the plates to go into production. They can be ordered here.

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"A small portion of the plate fee, about $1 per plate, will go into a fund every year when a
license plate is renewed or a new plate purchased," said Josh Eddy, executive director of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. "The fund will be used to issue grants from CDFA to organizations doing agricultural education. The grant eligibility and distribution process are currently being determined."

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