Feds award universities $19.5M for research to save planet by reducing cow farting

“The project’s ultimate goal is to increase the resiliency of dairy production systems while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts to strengthen the rural economy.

Read more at Research.gov.

[h/t Campus Reform]

2 thoughts on “Feds award universities $19.5M for research to save planet by reducing cow farting”

  1. All my life junk science has resembled a flock of blackbirds gathering to go south for the winter. Dozens of them will fly in close formation as fast as they can go in one direction, then without warning, they will all swirl in mid air and fly off in some other direction. Or they will light, rest a few moments the all take off in some other direction. There is no science, it is just the fad de-jour often recycled from some previous scare or a new great alarm that someone has dreamed up.

  2. The digestive processes of cattle will always produce gases – mostly CH4 from bacterial degradation of fats and proteins and CO2 from the fermentation of complex carbohydrates by yeasts and fungi. That is the chemistry of carbon-based life. Even if the cattle were completely removed from teh equation, the bacteria, yeasts, and fungi would produce the same gases from the degradation of plant biomass on, in and under the soil.

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