Senator Boxer: Cal State Fresno Chosen for a Major USDA Research Project   

Monday, March 29, 2010  

Dear Friend: 

I am pleased to let you know that California State University, Fresno has been chosen for a major research project by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  This research project will address air quality issues, including ways to reduce agricultural atmospheric emissions and develop new mitigation practices.

The project at Cal State Fresno is part of a larger research effort at 11 universities nationwide.  This research will address agricultural producers and ways that they can develop practices and technologies to prevent or mitigate greenhouse gases or other contributors to climate change. 

The Fresno research will focus on the impact of dairy facilities on regional ozone, particulate matter, greenhouse gases and odor levels. The $597,990 granted for this research will also be used to train students in research techniques and to develop new courses to encourage students to pursue agriculturally-related science, technology, engineering and math careers.

If you would like to learn more about this research, I encourage you to visit the NIFA website at


Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer