Someone needs to teach cows proper manners. A $700,000 federal grant paid for researchers to examine "greenhouse gas emission from organic dairies, which are cause by cow burps, among other things." The principle investigator told a reporter, "[c]ows emit most of their methane through belching, only a small fraction from flatulence." The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the funds to the University of New Hampshire "to create a computer model that measures the amount of greenhouse gases an organic dairy farm produces and thus provide ways to cut those emissions." One of the purposes of the research is also to find ways to make organic farms more financially competitive with general farms.
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