Dairy farmers are constantly working to preserve the environment. Modern practices in cow care, technology and on-farm resource management have reduced the environmental impact of producing a gallon of milk – requiring 30 percent less water, 21 percent less land and a 19 percent smaller carbon footprint compared to 2007.
The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards recognize dairy farms whose practices improve the well-being of people, animals and the planet. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Awards, American Dairy Association North East showcases the conservation work of Northeast dairy farms that have been recognized for their socially responsible, economically viable, and environmentally sound practices.