When livestock manure decomposes in wet conditions, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas
25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Changing manure management practices so that
manure is handled in a dry form can help reduce methane emissions and limit the effects of climate change.
CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California.
Over the life of the program, CDFA has awarded $78.5 million in grants for 117 projects that are projected to reduce 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent over five years — the equivalent of removing 243,310 vehicles from the road.
In this video, we see how manure is recycled to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also contributes to cow comfort.