New details have emerged on two bills aimed at scaling up the use of feed additives to reduce enteric methane emissions from livestock.
Stirring controversy in the dairy industry, one bill is pushing to broadly incorporate additives by 2040. It would task a CDFA advisory panel with determining the exact goal and how to accomplish it and specifies that the incentive program must be voluntary. The bill also calls for $10 million to fund research and demonstration projects.
The Senate Environmental Quality Committee will consider the measure next week.
A separate bill would task CDFA with oversight of any FDA-approved additives available soon. Despite recent amendments, the measure remains light on details and is still waiting for a committee assignment.