A new tool to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for dairy operations is in the works. In a collaboration between the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management Environmental Stewardship Program (FARM ES) and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, a new and rigorous science-based approach positions FARM ES as the primary tool in measuring the industry’s success in achieving its 2050 environmental stewardship goals.

So far, more than 25 farms have volunteered to participate in the scientific model validation to test calibration and refinement. Data was collected and completed in 2023. A broader launch of the program will come in summer 2024.

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