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Feed production amounts to roughly a quarter of dairy’s overall greenhouse gas footprint.

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Basis is a very important number. It can be a metric used to determine your likelihood of profitability. It will tell you how your sales are priced compared to another processor. Even though dairy farmers today do not have much option to pick and choose where their milk is sold, basis is a number you should know.

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Enteric emissions are the greatest contributor to the on-farm carbon footprint of milk.

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

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Many U.S. dairy farmers have heard about the 2050 environmental stewardship goals for dairy farms and processing plants relating to greenhouse gas emissions, water use and nutrient management.

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“It’s almost become fun to us,” says Frank Cardoza, farm manager at Verwey Dairy in central California. “Being sustainable started out as an improvement, but it’s really become kind of like a game. What else can we do?

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