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Dairy Farmers of America receives $45M in USDA grant funding

By: Ainsley Andres

National dairy cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, has been selected to receive up to $45 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

With this grant, Dairy Farmers of America will scale methane emissions reductions and increase soil carbon sequestration on U.S. dairy farms, as well as develop and market climate-smart, low-carbon dairy products. 

Granted through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities program, the funding will help build and expand opportunities for consumers to purchase food grown or produced in a climate-friendly way.

“Given eco-efficiency gains and other leadership to date, we know that dairy is part of the solution to climate change. These funds will allow DFA to build on this foundation, using our Cooperative business model to ensure benefits are captured at our member farms,” explains Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Dairy Farmers of America.

“This will allow us an opportunity to establish a more circular economy where we can increase crop resilience in dairy production, innovate more widespread climate and related product solutions faster, and better position us to continue providing sustainable nutrition to families around the world."

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Source : CareersInFood

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