USDA, Dairy Producers Forge Clean Energy Pact

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 4:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has penned a deal with domestic dairy producers to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2020, partially through boosting manure-to-energy projects on American dairy farms.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the agreement Tuesday at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, saying the targeted cut in emissions of methane will be achieved using manure to generate electricity.

“This historic agreement, the first of its kind, will help us achieve the ambitious goal of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
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