Dairy cooperative incentivizes climate-smart practices through USDA grant – Voice Of Muscatine


Dairy cooperative incentivizes climate-smart practices through USDA grant

A dairy cooperative incentivizes climate-smart practices through a USDA grant.

Tim Trotter from Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and Farmers for Sustainable Food says the 50-million-dollar grant helps them line up their farms with commodity opportunities under USDA’s Climate Smart Commodities program. “So, it’s really informing farms where they’re at, aligning them with their processors, giving them powerful data to help manage their farm, and really align with the end user, our customers and the brands that we produce.”

The program will give farmers incentives to participate with three different levels, paying farmers to gather farm data starting at $1,500.

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