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Can California Reduce Dairy Methane Emissions Equitably?
State officials say dairy digesters can reduce greenhouse gas and toxic air emissions from large dairies. Why community activists don’t believe them.
Opinion: Kewaunee County water study looks backward, not forward
Another study about Kewaunee County has popped up dealing with groundwater, cows and humans in our community. News stories about the study, which uses data collected in 2016-17, are causing some unfounded concerns about people getting sick, today, from farming practices.
Mining Milk, Digitizing Dairy, Monetizing Manure?
The 2021 Precision Dairy conference hosted by the University of Minnesota focused on innovation on the farm and in the words of one attendee ‘this conference challenged me, introduced me to new concepts.’ More importantly it highlighted how Dairy producers increasingly recognize that future revenue may go beyond the traditional focus of just looking at the price of milk.
Bel Brands USA to Work with DFA on Sustainable Milk Cooling Program
Bel Brands USA has announced a new program in partnership with dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to implement and measure sustainable cooling practices designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing on-farm energy usage.
How to Reduce Hazards, Increase Safety Around Manure Gas
Following these safety guidelines can significantly health reduce risks but not eliminate them completely so precautions should always be taken when working around manure. Taking steps to reduce risks will protect yourself, workers, family, visitors as well as livestock.
Tillamook County Creamery Association Advances Its Long-Time Stewardship Mission With New Packaging Goals
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) – a Certified B Corporation® (B Corp™) – announces ambitious new packaging goals, which demonstrates another way the 112-year-old, farmer-owned cooperative is putting stewardship into action.
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero Initiative on Climate Change Announced
The Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being developed by the Global Dairy Platform (GDP), a group consisting of dairy companies and dairy associations, to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector.
Is Precision Manure Tech Worth It?
Grant funding in Vermont is helping farmers adopt cutting-edge precision manure sensors.
The Northeast’s largest renewable natural gas digester begins operations in Salisbury VT
The 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.
Can We Turn Sustainability Into a Market?
The 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.