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Whole Farm Dairy and Beef Systems: Gaseous Emissions, Pmanagement, Organic Production, and Pasture Based Production

Principal Investigator/Project Leader: 
Department of Project: 
Center for Agriculture, Food, & the Environment
Project Description: 

Livestock farms face a number of environmental concerns including both water and air quality issues. Stakeholders and regulators agree that attaining the dual goals of profitability and environmental accountability are major challenges facing animal agriculture. Under current economic conditions with increasing input costs and stagnant or decreasing product prices, many farms are struggling to survive. The additional costs of mitigating environmental impacts may accelerate farm exit. This project addresses both environmental concerns and profitability issues by evaluating options for cover crops and for pasture management.