USDA funds dairy research/climate variability project at UW-Madison
USDA awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with “climate solutions” in agriculture, including the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive $9.9 million over five years to study the environmental impact of various dairy production systems, and develop best management practices for producers. The project's ultimate goal is to increase the resiliency of dairy production systems while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
UW-Madison is partnering in the project with the University of Arkansas, Cornell University, the University of Michigan, North Carolina A&T University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Washington, along with four USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) laboratories, the U.S. Department of Energy and the industry-sponsored Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.
More information is available at: www.nifa.usda.gov.