Dairy farming can be sustainable!

A view of the materials that comes from digesting dairy manure. The end products are electricity, nutrients that are used back on the fields and dry matter that is used for bedding the animals.

For all people out there interested in sustainable agriculture, I urge you to check out this short video explaining what dairy farmers are doing to make their practices sustainable.  http://www.realcaliforniamilk.com/sustainability

Dairy farming has gotten a bad reputation with greenhouse gases and how the cows breath out methane gas which is environmentally harmful.  While this is very true, people fail to see how dairy farmers (like the ones in the video) are becoming even more environmentally careful.  I believe that dairy farmers are some of the best environmental stewards of the land today.  They continue to find new and innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste on their farms.  Farmers deserve a pat on the back for all of the hard work they do to keep their practices environmentally sound.

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