2023 Dairy Plus Program
The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF), in collaboration with CDFA and several other organizations, has been awarded $85 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities (PCSC) opportunity. Over the next five years, this project will provide incentives for dairy producers to adopt advanced climate-smart manure management practices, measure greenhouse gas (GHG) and nutrient benefits associated with implemented practices, provide outreach and technical assistance, and develop climate-smart product markets. Approximately $75 million of the total awarded amount will support the implementation of advanced manure management practices through the new Dairy Plus Program. Incentive funds for this program will supplement the existing CDFA Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) and Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), which remain as standalone programs. Dairies interested in pursuing a more comprehensive project than what CDFA supports through AMMP or DDRDP funding alone, addressing both manure methane emission and nutrient surplus, may apply for additional funding via the Dairy Plus Program. In addition, past recipients with successfully completed AMMP or DDRDP projects may also apply for funding through the Dairy Plus Program.
The project site must be in a commercial California dairy operation and located in California.
Total Amount Available:
August 28, 2023
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