This article is sponsored by The Innovation Center for U.S. Diary . I have been a dairy farmer all my life. I was raised on a dairy farm, I married a dairy farmer and my husband, Duane, and I run the Ar-Joy Farms in Cochranville, Pennsylvania, where we milk 800 cows. As our communities continue to manage the unprecedented change resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a topic that continues to be top of mind is the environment. In fact, many see climate change as the next global pandemic, believing the long-term health of people is directly related to the health of the planet.
A Futerra survey showed 58 percent of Americans believe we should respond to climate change with the same urgency as we have responded to coronavirus. 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 […]