California dairy farmer Joey Airoso recently shared his story in a video produced by KCET. Airoso Dairy produces milk for butter and cheese, and now they’re also producing transportation fuel.
California’s dairy families are world leaders in planet-smart farming. As Time magazine put it, “California already has a Green New Deal,” and it includes the state’s family dairy farms. Through a collaborative effort, the state is working to demonstrate dairy’s important role in a low-carbon future—nourishing a growing population while ensuring the health of people and our planet. Dairy farmers are not only reducing their dependence on fossil fuels, but also working to reduce methane emissions to unprecedented levels. Great progress is being made to tackle the state’s ambitious dairy methane reduction goal.
By California Dairy Research Foundation