Farm Progress

Money From Manure Gas

Greg Lamp

January 1, 2010

1 Min Read

Manure storage covers have been found to capture greenhouse gas emissions, and could potentially provide income for farmers looking to trade carbon credits.

Manure covers are often considered too costly to use, but the carbon credit programs and the loan program to use manure covers to mitigate climate change could reduce that cost, according to Lingying Zhao, Ohio State University Extension ag engineer.

About the Author(s)

Greg Lamp

Greg grew up on a diversified crop and cattle operation in South Dakota, and has 22 years of experience covering the farming and livestock business. A graduate of South Dakota State University, he served as managing editor of BEEF magazine for five years, previously working for Farm Journal, Successful Farming and Feedlot Management magazines, as well as having served as an account executive with the Colle&McVoy advertising agency. Greg is the recipient of numerous writing and photography honors.

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