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The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has set new environmental stewardship goals to further the progress and commitment that dairy farmers and the broader dairy community have always had to responsible production. Goals to be achieved by 2050 focus on:
- Becoming carbon-neutral or better
- Optimizing water use while maximizing recycling
- Improving water quality by enhancing use of manure and nutrients
The Net Zero Initiative is an industry-wide effort that will play a key role in helping U.S. dairy continue to make progress toward greenhouse gas emissions reductions and significant improvements in water from field to farmgate through new technologies and practices in feed production, cow care, energy efficiency and manure management. In other words, Net Zero is the “how” behind the goals, especially when it comes to helping all size farms continue to adopt sustainable practices.