26 Jul '17, 9am

This California Dairy Farmer Says He's Got a Carbon-Positive Solution to Fight Emissions

This California Dairy Farmer Says He's Got a Carbon-Positive Solution to Fight Emissions

The Straus Family Creamery electric truck Despite a loud outcry from California’s agribusiness sector, Governor Jerry Brown signed a law last fall that aims to cut methane emissions from dairy operations. While some studies have suggested that the livestock industry is actually more efficient and less polluting than in generations past, estimates often suggest that half of the Golden State’s methane emissions can be traced to the dairy and beef sectors. Now that California legislators have extended the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030, supporters of the program say now is an opportune time for the dairy sector to explore clean technology options in order to reduce its carbon footprint. Funding for more sustainable and energy-efficient solutions will continue to be available to the state’s farmers if they can make the case that they can reduce emissions. One Northern C...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/07/california-dairy-farm...

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