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Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

The CDFA's AMMP program is now closed. Please check back in later for more information. 

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. It awards funds up to $750,000.

Eligible practices include:

Turning a compost windrow

  • 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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