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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Alternative Manure Management Program

Alternative Manure Management Program


Milk and dairy products are important protein and nutrient food sources for human health. California leads the nations in milk production. California dairies are some of the most efficient and innovative in the world. One tradeoff is the production of methane, a greenhouse gas and a short-lived climate pollutant, from livestock manure. Management practices exist for reducing methane emissions from animal manure through non-digester methodologies.

Funding was appropriated from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2016 (AB 1613 Section 13. Item 8570-101-3228) for implementation of a non-digester dairy methane reduction programs by CDFA. The AMMP will be designed to reduce methane emissions from animal manure using non-digester management practices on dairy and livestock operations in California. CDFA will engage with stakeholders on the development of the framework for the program starting in March 2017.

Tentative Timeline for the 2016-2018 Alternative Management Practice Program

Item Proposed Dates*
Public/Stakeholder Meetings March - Apr 2017
Notice of Funding availability released July 2017
Grant Application Workshops July - Aug 2017
Applications proposals due August 2017
Proposal evaluation period Aug – Sept 2017
Announce grant awardees October 2017
Project Implementation begins November 2017
*Subject to change

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If you have questions about CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program, please send an e-mail to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov.

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