State Regulation on Livestock Methane and Challenges Faced by the California Dairy Industry

Hyunok Lee

from ARE Update Vol. 20, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2016

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Abstract

Methane emission from livestock manure will be, for the first time, subject to regulation under a new state law. Enforcement of regulations on livestock manure will begin on January 1, 2024. Compliance with new regulations on manure handling is likely to become a major factor determining dairy economics in California.

Keywords

dairy digesters, methane emissions, greenhouse gas policy

Citation

Hyunok Lee. "State Regulation on Livestock Methane and Challenges Faced by the California Dairy Industry." ARE Update 20(2)(2016):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2016/20/2/state-regulation-on-livestock-methane-and-challeng/