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Canadian government helping dairy farmers


April 8, 2011
By Manure Manager

April 8, 2011, Sussex, NB – The Government of Canada is investing more
than $950,000 for the Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute (ADFI) to
help dairy farmers increase their profitability while protecting the
environment.

April 8, 2011, Sussex, NB – The Government of Canada is investing more than $950,000 for the Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute (ADFI) to help dairy farmers increase their profitability while protecting the environment.

The investment, delivered through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), will be used to support a dairy greenhouse gas pilot project on 100 dairy farms in New Brunswick and Alberta. The project involves field-testing methods developed by the Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute to evaluate the potential for new revenue generation for the dairy industry through the offer of carbon offsets in Canada. The project will also help dairy farmers collect and share carbon emission data that will be used to provide estimates of potential greenhouse gas reductions for Canada’s entire dairy industry.

“The ADFI has developed a Greenhouse Gas calculator for the Canadian dairy industry which will help determine potential greenhouse gas reductions and demonstrate that Canadian Dairy Farmers are excellent environmental stewards,“ said Wiebe Dykstra, chairman of the ADFI. “This supports our mandate of researching today for a sustainable and environmentally friendly dairy industry tomorrow.”


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