Rep. Vincent Buys’ bill to study economic opportunities with dairy nutrients signed by governor

Rep. Vincent Buys’ bill allowing the Washington Dairy Products Commission to conduct research related to dairy nutrients as commercial products was signed into law March 31. The legislation, House Bill 2634, was requested by the state Department of Agriculture.

“The benefits and commercial uses of dairy nutrients are vast, and this bill is an important investment in discovering how nutrients could be effectively used for crop fertilization and energy production,” said Buys, R-Lynden. “This will also be an important educational opportunity for consumers to see the practices of their local dairy farms and products.”

Dairy nutrients is organic waste produced by dairy cows and contains nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. There are dairy farms operating in 29 of Washington’s 39 counties.

House Bill 2634 goes into effect June 2016.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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