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USDA dairy partnerships tackle methane emissions


The USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program is investing more than $18 million in efforts to reduce methane emissions on dairy farms through three projects with Newtrient.

Michigan Milk Producers Association chairman Doug Chapin tells Brownfield their cooperative has received $6.2 million as part of the grant which should help accelerate methane-reduction efforts on about 20 farms throughout their footprint which also includes Indiana and Ohio.

“Any NRCS conservation practice standards that has a viable methane reduction, whether it deals with waste separation, waste treatment, nutrient recovery, those things could be available,” he shares.

USDA dairy partnerships tackle methane emissions