Study: Organic Dairy Farming Can Store Carbon and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Takeaways:

  • Researchers have found that small organic dairy farms focusing on grazing and organic production techniques are low greenhouse gas champions.
  • This is the first study in the US that looks at the positive carbon sequestration results of cows spending time out on pasture.
  • “This method is based on the amount of carbon staying in the soil from the above-ground residue, below-ground residue, and manure,” said Dr Horacio Aguirre-Villegas, Scientist III at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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