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Dairy Farmers releases sustainability guide for Canadian farms

Guide will help Canadian dairy farmers contribute to DFC's goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
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Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has released a set of best practices to help dairy farms reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The guide, titled Net Zero by 2050 Best Management Practices Guide to Mitigate Emissions on Dairy Farms, was developed in consultation with experts as part of DFC's goal to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

It includes an overview of 30 BMP opportunities for reducing emissions, increasing carbon sequestration and improving overall environmental sustainability.

DFC is working with GHG reduction specialists, federal and provincial governments, dairy stakeholders and farmers on strategies that can be applied at the farm level.

"Net Zero by 2050 is an important commitment, but generations of Canadian dairy farmers have already shown their engagement towards new practices based on the science and innovation available at this time. This generation of dairy farmers is carrying forward these values," said Pierre Lampron, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada, in a statement. "The leadership of Canadian dairy farmers in sustainability is bearing fruit. For instance, the carbon footprint of our dairy production is one of the lowest in the world."

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