Fourth California Dairy Sustainability Summit Marks Success

May 22, 2024 Dairy Cares

The fourth California Dairy Sustainability Summit marked milestones in world-leading progress and highlighted important partnerships. Held at UC Davis on March 26, 200-plus stakeholders participated in person, with another 150 people watching live. Participants included many from throughout the dairy supply chain (farmers, processors, restaurants, and school nutrition leaders), in addition to academic researchers, NGOs, state and local regulators, policymakers, and technology and service providers.

Dairy Farmers Innovating for a Cooler Climate, Cleaner Air, and Overall Sustainability

November 21, 2023 Dairy Cares

Continuous innovation is allowing California’s dairy farmers to make a big difference for the planet. Climate scientists and leaders across the globe, including Governor Newsom, have recognized that tackling methane emissions is key to quickly reducing climate warming. Dairy farmers’ actions here in California are achieving significant success—reducing more than 2.3 million metric tons of greenhouse gases (CO2e) and counting.

Climate-Smart Cows: California Boosts Efforts to Reduce Methane with $25 Million Investment

September 1, 2023 Dairy Cares

California’s dairy sector is on a path to achieving climate neutrality by as early as 2027. Progress has been made through decades of advancing production efficiency and the unprecedented, ongoing investments in improved manure management. Researchers anticipate that the adoption of methane-reducing feed additives will soon be an added boost on this journey to climate neutrality. The state is advancing efforts with $10 million in research funding and $25 million to create a new, early adopter program to incentivize reductions of enteric methane emissions in the dairy and beef cattle sectors.

Advancements in Planet-Smart Dairy on the Agenda for 4th California Dairy Sustainability Summit

August 23, 2023 Dairy Cares

The California Dairy Sustainability Summit organizing committee today announced the 4th event will take place March 26, 2024, at the UC Davis Conference Center in Davis, Calif. The summit will host timely discussions as the California dairy sector is on track to achieve climate neutrality by as early as 2027, while providing nutritious foods that contribute to healthy, sustainable food systems.

California’s ‘Planet-Smart Dairy’ Picks Up Momentum

December 22, 2022 Dairy Cares

California is advancing planet-smart dairy farming in a big way. Dairy methane reduction projects on 400-plus farms are eliminating or capturing more than 2.5 million tons of methane emissions annually (CO2e).