Dairy Farms Get A Carbon Grade

Dairy FarmDairy FarmA new announcement came out from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The announcement has shown a new way to involve technology in the business of farming. The innovation, which is designed to help farmers and producers in the dairy industry, will help to enhance the sustainability of the industry.

The resource, a customized database, helps producers to track and better understand the carbon footprint of their business. The research that started the database was part of a 2008 initiative known as the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment. The project was undertaken with the help of the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In a release about the database Dr. Simon Liu, director of the National Agricultural Library at the USDA, said, "We are very glad to have the dairy industry’s leadership. The goal is to continue to expand the data in the National Agricultural Library so that we can advance the science and meet the growing demand for quantitative data that helps to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement."


Source: Farm Journal

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