The Hershey Company, Land O’Lakes, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay have formed a partnership to help improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal is to implement on-farm practices that reduce erosion, improve wildlife habitat, reduce water pollution, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
Initial funding for Sustainable Dairy PA came from the Hershey Company’s $300,000 pledge to help install agricultural conservation practices on 119 Land O’Lakes member-owner farms in central Pennsylvania. These farms ship 50% or more of their milk to The Hershey Company.
This partnership has the potential to reach more than 400 Land O’Lakes member farms that supply milk to Hershey as funding and support expands.
This article appeared in the August 2021 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5. Not a subscriber? Click to get the print magazine.