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National Dairy FARM Program Releases Environmental Stewardship Reference Manual


To celebrate Earth Day 2017, the National Dairy FARM Program has released a manual that features a detailed explanation of the FARM Environmental Stewardship (ES) module and strategies to reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in various areas of farm management. The guide provides a comprehensive suite of on-farm management practices to reduce a farm’s environmental footprint and improve its profitability. FARM ES is a voluntary, farmer-driven tool that helps producers expand their sustainability efforts. Developed by FARM and includes previous work completed by the Innovation Center, the independently-reviewed module is based on a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of fluid milk conducted by the Applied Sustainability Center at the University of Arkansas, using existing data from more than 500 dairy farms across the United States. Source: http://www.dairyherd.com/news/industry/national-dairy-farm-program-releases-environmental-stewardship-reference-manual Access the Reference Manual: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15065


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