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Can We Turn Sustainability Into a Market?
July 22, 2021 | By Aggie Gilles, Kansas Dairy FarmerThe dairy industry has been making steps toward more environmentally sustainable production well before it was a buzzword among consumers and with food marketers. While that has led to a number of important advances, the guests on the July 21, Hoard’s Dairyman Dairy Livestream explained that environmental sustainability should also benefit a farm’s bottom line.
The Northeast’s largest renewable natural gas digester begins operations in Salisbury VT
July 21, 2021 | By Sophia McDermott-HughesThe largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast began full-scale production of renewable natural gas on Wednesday on the Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, just south of Middlebury Vermont.
$10M Grant Funds Study of Dairys Carbon Footprint
July 19, 2021 | By Kristy Gashler Cornell ChronicleA $10 million grant aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become at least carbon neutral while supporting farmer livelihoods — and providing important insight for New York state, which ranks fourth in milk production nationwide.
The Top Two Benefits of Low Disturbance Manure Application
July 19, 2021 | By TAYLOR LEACHResearch has shown that LDMA conserves more nitrogen and decreases nutrient concentrations in runoff compared to surface and broadcast applications. This allows nutrients within the manure to be better absorbed within the soil.