ABC Webinar: Are Manure Subsidies Causing Farmers to Milk More Cows?

June 23, 2023

A common theory about biogas systems is they make farms larger and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is aiding herd and farm growth. Dr. Aaron Smith of UC Davis looked into the data surrounding the California dairy industry, the LCFS, and this myth. He will present his findings in this webinar and take questions from the audience. Join us to learn more about the interplay between biogas systems and farms, the role of federal and state policies, and what’s likely to come next.

In this webinar, EcoEngineers will give an overview of the project, the timeline, and deliverables and show members how they can provide input throughout the methodology development process.


  • Aaron Smith, UC Davis
  • Patrick Serfass, American Biogas Council [Moderator]