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Going green isn’t a fad for Ohio dairy farmers
October 02, 2018 | By American Dairy Association Mideast |
Ohio dairy farmers strive to conserve natural resources and minimize the environmental impact in everything they do — from properly managing manure and protecting the rivers and streams to reducing odors and air pollutants. Advanced, modern technologies have allowed dairy farmers across Ohio to work more efficiently while protecting the environment. Today, a gallon of milk is produced with 65 percent less water and 63 percent less carbon than a gallon of milk in 1944.
‘Carbon farmers’ the newest recruits in state’s war on climate change
October 01, 2018 | By Calmatters |
Loren Poncia talks about how he is trying to capture carbon and return it to the soil. He is among more than 80 farmers now engaged in a state-funded program aimed at increasing carbon concentrations in California’s soil. Part of the state’s overarching goal of curbing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change, the California Healthy Soils Initiative took effect a year ago, when the state’s cap-and-trade program made $7.5 million available in small grants to farmers like Poncia.
Facility to Process Bio-Gas from Manure
September 29, 2018 | By Dana Trumbull |
On September 19, the Pinal County (AZ) Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the issuance by the Industrial Development Authority of revenue bonds not to exceed $60 million. The bond revenue will finance sewage and solid waste facilities to be constructed near Stanfield. “The purpose of the facility is to process cow manure and food waste products and generate methane gas, which gets scrubbed and injected into the Kinder-Morgan pipeline for transport to the Los Angeles basin, where British Petroleum contracts to buy the gas. The part that is not digested is still highly valuable fertilizer, and it goes right back to the farmland.
Gassy cows are bad for the planet; could seaweed diet help?
September 27, 2018 | By Patrick Whittle |
The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet. That’s the thesis of a New England-based aquaculture company which is launching a drive to become the worldwide leader in an emerging effort to thwart climate change by feeding seaweed to cows.