Energy & Environment

Environmental Stewardship

NMPF supports the implementation of safe and efficient environmental practices, such as anaerobic digesters and nutrient recovery technologies, to help dairy producers remain stewards of a healthy ecosystem.

Nutrient Recovery

NMPF is dedicated to developing a commercial marketplace for nutrient trading agriculture as a way of improving the environment. NMPF staff have been involved in the startup of Newtrient LLC as a platform for commercializing the nutrient recovery industry.

Water Quality Regulations

NMPF continually monitors regulation and legislation affecting how dairy producers handle the environmental impacts of their operations. NMPF’s engagement ensures these operations are not burdened by unnecessary requirements that could hinder farm viability.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans

NMPF has completed the development of a self-certification template tool to assist dairy producers in developing Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans that cover all fuel and oil storage on the farm.

The goal of the SPCC program is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. A key element of the program calls for farmers and other facilities to have an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC plan.

Download a copy of the plan template here.

Air Quality Regulations

In addition to water quality issues, NMPF also monitors regulations and legislation affecting federal air quality standards to ensure that dairy farms are not burdened by unnecessary requirements that could hinder farm viability.