The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy unveiled a Net Zero Initiative, an industrywide effort to help dairy farms of all sizes implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices. The initiative’s research, farm testing, and market development will focus on improving sustainability and economic opportunity through refinements in feed production, manure and nutrient handling, on-farm energy efficiency, and cow care.
The initiative is a critical component of the U.S. dairy industry’s environmental stewardship goal to achieve carbon neutrality, optimize water usage, and improve water quality by 2050. The first company to join forces with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy as part of the Net Zero Initiative is Nestle USA, committing $10 million over a multiyear partnership. This collaboration will help provide access to environmental practices and resources for farms across the country.