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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #18-021


SACRAMENTO, March 12, 2018 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a public listening session on March 19, 2018 to hear stakeholder input on the Alternative Manure Management Program, or AMMP. 

The feedback received at this session will inform future solicitation requests and are part of the CDFA Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation’s ongoing process of program improvement.  CDFA encourages all individuals interested in providing public comments to attend the meeting, including but not limited to dairy farmers, technical assistance providers, environmental advocates, local community members, and the general public.

Funded by California Climate Investments, AMMP provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The date and location for this public listening session are:

 Monday, March 19, 2018

1:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.

University of California Cooperative Extension Stanislaus County

3800 Cornucopia Way, Room: HI

Modesto, CA 95358


More information on AMMP is available at:

The Alternative Manure Management Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap and Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.  The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.  California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more.  At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California.  For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:

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