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Northwest Sustainable Dairies
Caring for the Environment
Protecting the environment is a major priority for Northwest dairy farmers. Dairy farmers share the same air and water as their neighbors, in addition to depending on the natural resources as part of their livelihood. Sustainability is a commitment to protecting the local environment and keeping the communities healthy. Northwest dairy farmers. . .
- . . . design and construct special systems to safely store cow manure until it can be recycled as fertilizer and used to grow crops for cow feed.
- . . . have detailed plans for how manure will be handled and keep accurate records to ensure protection of the environment.
- . . . use experts and allow regular inspection of their farms to help make sure water quality is protected.
The whole story and environmental regulations for how Northwest farmers protect and care for the environment can be found here.