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Thune, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Biogas Production, Promote Investment in Rural America
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in biodigester and nutrient recovery systems, while establishing a market for farmers who already have a surplus of waste materials that can be used for biogas production. Thune and Brown’s bill, the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, will help expand the market for renewable biogas by providing a 30 percent investment tax credit to help offset the upfront costs associated with building biodigester systems. U.S. Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
The Top Two Benefits of Low Disturbance Manure Application
Research has shown that LDMA conserves more nitrogen and decreases nutrient concentrations in runoff compared to surface and broadcast applications. This allows nutrients within the manure to be better absorbed within the soil.
$10M Grant Funds Study of Dairys Carbon Footprint
A $10 million grant aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become at least carbon neutral while supporting farmer livelihoods — and providing important insight for New York state, which ranks fourth in milk production nationwide.
Project to quantify US dairy farming’s GHG footprint for feed help farmers get paid for conservation practices
A new project is looking to provide scientific support for accurate measurement of US dairy’s GHG footprint in relation to feed production and also set the stage for new market opportunities related to carbon, water quality and soil health.
Siblings Go Big on Manure Digester
Chase and Danielle Goodrich didn’t just want another revenue source for their dairy.
Cow manure methane may soon fuel cars, heat homes in Arizona
A new energy facility southwest of Phoenix scheduled to open in December will capture methane from cow manure and reuse the biogas as renewable natural fuel.
A Price To Pay To Achieve Net Zero
As companies work toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, dairy farmers may be the ones taking the greatest risks to meet this goal.
US dairy industry launches pilot program to target net zero emissions
California’s dairy industry is one step closer to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with Trinkler Dairy Farm selected as the first site for a – Dairy Scale for Good – pilot program looking to test novel methane-cutting technologies.
Brightmark breaks ground on three RNG projects in Michigan
Brightmark has broken ground on three dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Michigan, US.
Sustainable Dairy PA looks to more climate-friendly dairy supply chain
The Hershey Company, Land O’Lakes, Inc., and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay have partnered to implement on-farm management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.