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Dairy Producers Turn to Compost as Climate Solution

This year, a record number of dairy operators sought state climate investment funds for their operations. Over 90 producers applied to the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Last week, CDFA

Record High Numbers of Dairy Producers Seek Funds for Methane Reduction

The state reports record high numbers of California dairy and livestock producers seeking funds to switch to alternative manure management, upgrade their operations and reduce their production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.  The California Department of Food and Agriculture

Dairy Producers Embrace Solutions to Climate Change

  One of the newer Climate Smart Agriculture programs in California is the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). The program was launched by the state in 2017 to support dairy and livestock operations in their efforts to reduce emissions of

Interviews Highlight Successes, Opportunities for New Dairy Methane Program

California’s latest climate change and agriculture program is the first in country that aims to reduce methane emissions from dairies and livestock operations by incentivizing environmentally minded manure management practices. In addition to providing significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,

Funding Available to Reduce Dairy Methane Emissions

New Climate Change Program Launches   This week, California launched an innovative new program aimed at lessening the climate change impact of dairy farms. The Alternative Manure Management Practices (AMMP) Program, run by the California Department of Food and Agriculture

Climate Leaders from the Dairy Industry Featured

The Bordessa family has been dairy farming in California for five generations and now have two farms just outside the tiny hamlet of Valley Ford in western Sonoma County. They are organic dairy producers, members of the Organic Valley farmer-owned

Dairy Farm Tour Focuses on Reducing Greenhouse Gases

CalCAN and Organic Valley hosted a dairy farm tour last week in Sonoma County to help inform state agency staff about dairy manure management strategies to reduce methane emissions (a potent greenhouse gas). The tour followed a morning workshop organized

Progress on Dairy Methane Comes With Strings Attached

As the California legislature took up the future of the state’s climate change laws this year, special attention was paid to enacting policy aimed at reducing methane emissions in the dairy sector. Dairies are one of the largest emitters of

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