Earlier this month members of the NMPF’s Environmental Task Force met to review potential dairy site locations for the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study that will be conducted as part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Consent Agreement.
More than 600 dairies across the country signed up for the consent agreement and could be selected as one of six study sites. The NMPF task force has been studying the specifics of the dairies that applied, for example flush vs. scrape systems, dry-lot vs. free-stall or tie-stall, as well as location to make a recommendation on which dairies would provide a representative sample of the industry, explains Chris Galen, National Milk Producers Federation.
So far, the task force has approved three dairy sites that ultimately are expected to be monitored by the air emissions study. Farms in
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