American dairy producers will soon have access to greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting guidance to help them credibly disclose their GHG footprint. The U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment has developed…
Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the increase in dairy cow care in the United States over the past two decades. Though there has not been a formal study demonstrating a direct causal relationship, many farmers believe a happy cow produces more milk.
Andrea and Cliff Sensenig run Sensenig Dairy, a 100-cow farm in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania. As part of their commitment to sustainability, they installed an anaerobic digester to covert manure into power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 206 cars from the road.
“When life is whizzing by it’s easy to forget about sustainability,” says Steve Maddox. “But when you live and work here, sustainability is more than a catch phrase; it’s a way of life. It’s all around us. That’s how our story starts.”