USDA is awarding $5 million to 10 universities for research, extension and education activities on practices that will reduce agricultural air emissions and odor levels, USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Administrator Colien Hefferan announced today.
"Developing research-based information on air quality issues in an increasingly regulated environment is critical for
The CSREES air quality program focuses on developing emission data for agricultural production practices and mitigation techniques. The program also seeks to increase knowledge about the transport and end destination of released odor, gases and particulate matter as well as educate producers and the regulatory community about technologies and best practices to lessen the production and transport of agricultural emissions and trace greenhouse gases.
Funds went to the following institutions:
Georgia Institute of Technology, $499,780