California Institute for Water Resources
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California Institute for Water Resources

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

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CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Funds: Livestock and dairy producers can receive up to $750,000.

Eligible practices include:

  • Either solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape, in conjunction with one of the following practices:
    • Solar drying
    • Daily spread
    • Solid storage
    • Composting
  • Alternative manure treatment and storage, such as:
    • Compost bedded pack barn, or
    • Slatted floor pit storage manure collection
  • Transitioning to a pasture-based system

Economic Analysis of CDFA AMMP Projects:

The UC's Technical Assistance Providers have been working with Jesse Voremberg, a UC Davis grad student, to develop a cost-benefit analysis of local CDFA AMMP projects. 

  • Zuppan Dairy was awarded a CDFA AMMP grant for the 2018 cycle. Click here to view the UC delivers and here for the economic analysis break down. 
  • Renati Dairy was awarded an CDFA AMMP grant for the 2019 cycle. Click here to view the UC Delivers. 

More examples of CDFA AMMP projects:

If you would like to hear from more dairy farmers who received CDFA AMMP funding, or learn more in-depth about the eligible projects, please check out this website by the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program.


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