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Grant Helps Fight Greenhouse Gasses From CowsSubmitted: 05/08/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Greenhouse gasses come from sources including powerplants, cars and even cows.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will lead new research on reducing greenhouse gases emitted from dairy farms.

UW-Madison will get part of a $10,000,000 federal grant.

The university will work with six other schools and five federal laboratories to improve dairy production and reduce greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.

The research will include every aspect of a dairy farm, including methane gas from manure.

The dairy industry has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent in the next seven years.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grant yesterday in Madison.

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