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More Revenue Streams Needed to Advance Manure Management

October 06, 2021 | By Dairy Editor Karen Lee

At 33% of the total U.S. dairy farm greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint, manure is the second greatest contributor of GHG emissions.

Dairies can mitigate these emissions through nutrient management planning, manure storage best practices, anaerobic digesters and evolving technologies to create new manure-based products.



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CLIMATE MITIGATION IS ACTUALLY AGRICULTURAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT, SAYS VILSACK

September 30, 2021 | By Chuck Abbott

The USDA will put a “significant” amount of money into large-scale pilot projects of climate-smart agricultural practices to create new markets for sustainably produced products, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday. In announcing the initiative, which would go into effect next year, he painted dollar signs on his picture of climate mitigation.

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A benefit to cows, the land and profitability of the farm: Fresh grass for high-producing dairy cows

September 15, 2021 | By Heather Thomas

Feeding green grass to dairy cows is nothing new, but recent innovations have made it easier to add to diets of high-producing cows.

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Insights on the Economics of Soil Health on 100 Farms

September 14, 2021 | By THE SOIL HEALTH INSTITUTE

The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, will release its comprehensive report on the Economics of Soil Health on 100 Farms in a webinar on Thursday, September 30 at 12 p.m. ET, thanks to the generous support of Cargill.

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