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California Presentations for Climate-Smart Dairy Webinar

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As part of an ongoing collaboration on Climate-Smart Agriculture between UC Davis, Wageningen University, the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Air Resources Board, this webinar focused on the challenges and opportunities for dairy farming as it relates to a changing climate.

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California Presentations for Climate-Smart Dairy Webinar

  1. 1. CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE DAIRY SECTOR CALIFORNIA-NETHERLANDS WEBINAR
  2. 2. WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS Dr. Amrith Gunasekara CDFA Science Advisor Dr. Neli Prota Wageningen University and Research
  3. 3. Secretary  Karen  Ross  &  California  Delegation  visit  Netherlands December  2015
  4. 4. KEY  STATISTICS 4 ••1,748,00  milking  cows ••1,438  dairies ••1215  avg.  herd  size CA  #1  dairy  state   in  US ••Currently  at  16 ••4  more  under  construction Operating   Digester  Systems   in  CA ••Developed  recommendations  to  address   key  barriers,  including  permitting,   finances  etc. CA/Federal  Dairy   Digester  Working   Group
  5. 5. WEBINARS Discussion  and  Information  sharing   • Research  level • Operation  level Management  Practices  for voluntary  adoption  and  technological   advancements  to  adapt   to  a  changing  climate
  6. 6. ORGANIZERS Josette  Lewis World  Food  Center UC  Davis MODERATOR Neli  Prota CSA  Booster Wageningen  UR MODERATOR Madeleine   van  Mansfeld Wageningen  UR Amrith Gunasekara CDFA Gertjan  Fonk Ministry  of   Economic  Affairs  NL Josh  Eddy CDFA
  7. 7. NEW REGULATIONS & INCENTIVE PROGRAMS Elmar Theune Ministry of Economic Affairs (NL) Wes Ingram California Air Resources Board
  8. 8. Climate  Smart  Agriculture:  Dairy  Sector California’s  Short-­‐lived  Climate  Pollutant  Strategy California Air Resources Board Wes Ingram
  9. 9. Legal Requirements • Legislature twice directed California agencies to address short-lived climate pollutant emissions (2014 and in 2016) • The 2016 statute laid out SLCP reduction targets for 2030 – From a 2013 baseline, we are to reduce • Anthropogenic Black carbon emissions by 50% • Methane emissions by 40% • Hydrofluorocarbon emissions by 40% 10
  10. 10. California Methane Emissions: 2013 11
  11. 11. Dairy Methane Measures • Reduce methane emissions by collaborating with CDFA, industry, and stakeholders to – Overcome barriers – Develop Incentives – Develop an emissions reduction regulation • Overcome Barriers/Develop Incentives – High upfront project costs – Difficult-to-meet pipeline gas standards 12
  12. 12. Dairy  Methane  Measures • Additional  incentives:  develop  5  dairy  digester   pilot  projects  to  demonstrate  the  feasibility  of   pipeline  injection • Develop  regulation – Not  before  Jan.  1,  2024 – Must  meet  multiple  requirements   • Must  be  a  collaborative  effort  between  ARB,  CDFA,   industry,  communities,  and  the  public • Must  avoid  leakage • Must  avoid  impacts  to  disadvantaged  communities. • Must  be  economically  and  technically  feasible,  etc. 13
  13. 13. OVERVIEW OF DAIRY FARMING & CLIMATE J. P. Cativiela Dairy Cares Theun Vellinga Livestock research, Wageningen UR Klaas Jan van Calker Sustainability4U
  14. 14. PANELISTS J. P. Cativiela Dairy Cares CaseyWalsh Cady CDFA Mike Desso Nestlé USA Stephen Kaffka UC Davis Ermias Kebreab UC Davis Theun Vellinga Wageningen UR Klaas Jan van Calker Sustainability4U
  15. 15. AUDIENCE QUESTIONS J. P. Cativiela Dairy Cares Casey Walsh Cady CDFA Mike Desso Nestlé USA Stephen Kaffka UC Davis Ermias Kebreab UC Davis Theun Vellinga Wageningen UR Klaas Jan van Calker Sustainability4U Elmar Theune Min Ec. Aff. (NL) Wes Ingram California Air Resources Board We have several questions around the opportunity to use different feeds to reduce emissions. Are the potential benefits From feed components such as hempseed or seaweed?
  16. 16. CLOSING Josette Lewis World Food Center UC Davis

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