Idaho DEQ grants fund 13 water quality projects on big dairies
February 28, 2023 by Rachel Cohen | Boise State Public Radio News
Idaho dairy farms were awarded $5 million from a state fund to help improve water quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The money in the CAFO Improvement Fund, set up by the legislature last year, will go toward 13 projects on 12 dairies. CAFOs, or concentrated animal feeding operations, are big livestock or poultry farms.
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