The California Department of Agriculture is hosting a meeting Wednesday to discuss the latest updates from a group charged with finding environmental benefits and economic opportunities for animal waste. 

The Manure Recycling and Innovative Products Task Force is getting together at 1:30 PDT for a three-hour meeting at the CDFA auditorium in Sacramento. California Ag Secretary Karen Ross will deliver remarks, and a CDFA release says the task force will “summarize its recommendations from a report issued earlier this year, while discussing how MRIP plans to continue moving forward with the mission to support the creation of a circular economy based on renewable manure products.”

The meeting will also include “presentations on the latest funding programs and opportunities for innovative environmental projects on dairies” as well as public- and private-sector speakers to discuss the latest news and recent advances and the status of various innovative strategies,” CDFA added.

The task force was formed in 2021 and produced a report earlier this year outlining areas for more research and certain technologies in need of more quantitative assessment.

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