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GHG emissions, dairies to be discussed


January 18, 2010
By Manure Manager

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January 11, 2010, Point
Reyes, CA – The contribution of livestock agriculture to greenhouse gas
emissions will be examined at a meeting to be held February 2 in Point Reyes,
CA.


January 11, 2010, Point
Reyes, CA – The contribution of livestock agriculture to greenhouse gas
emissions will be examined at a meeting to be held February 2 in Point Reyes,
CA.

The session is
co-sponsored by Western United Dairymen, the Marin Resource Conservation
District
and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Topics include practices
to reduce greenhouse gases emitted from livestock production systems; funding
opportunities and compliance deadlines for the California diesel rule;
successful implementation of methane digesters and USDA Farm Bill technological
and financial assistance programs.

Speakers include
University of California – Davis air quality specialist Dr. Frank Mitloehner,
Cynthia Cory, director of environmental affairs with the California Farm Bureau
Federation
; Robert Giacomini of Robert Giacomini Dairy, and Albert Straus of
Straus Family Creamery.

The session will run from
3 to 5 p.m. at the Point Reyes Dance Palace. Reservations can be made online at
http://ucanr.org/clearing_air
or by calling (415) 499-4204. A $10 donation is requested.


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