California Dairies Reduce Methane and Farm Credit for Americans Act
**California dairy farmers are making progress in reducing methane emissions, on track to meet the goal of A 40% reduction by 2030.
A new report, produced by the California Dairy Research
Foundation and the University of California, Davis, notes that dairies’ use of feed additives is expected to have a positive impact in curbing enteric methane produced by livestock.
Several new feed additives are expected to become commercially available soon.
**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several major developments at USDA, including domestic fertilizer expansion, investments in meat processing, programs for disaster and pandemic assistance, and improved risk protection for underserved farmers.
Vilsack tells www.agriculture.com, working together, we can ensure American agriculture is as resilient as ever by implementing a holistic approach to emergency assistance, by lowering input costs through investments in domestic fertilizer production, and by promoting competition in agricultural markets.
**Senator Chuck Grassley announced he intends to reintroduce the Farm Credit for Americans Act that bans the federal government from allowing foreign individuals to obtain credit and financial services through the Farm Credit System.
Specifically, the legislation would amend the 1971 Act to ensure foreign nationals can’t obtain financing through federal government-backed financial institutions to purchase American farmland.