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At MRCC we know that factory farm biogas is a false solution to solving climate change, and could very well create more corporate control and more factory farms. In this article, MRCC member and 4th generation cattle producer, Darvin Bentlage, explains the consequences:

“The main problem is that when you monetize this type of management practice, industrial operations are incentivized to also expand them and build more factory farms, creating more manure, more air and water pollution in local communities, and yes, more climate warming methane – the very gas that California regulators want to reduce.

Meanwhile, farmers like me who are practicing sustainable methods are barred from participating in the market and benefitting from these incentives. Family farms don’t have massive manure lagoons, which means we don’t have pollution to capture through digesters.”

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