- About two-thirds of cattle farms and ranches have been in the same family for two generations or more. As short-term tenants of this land, it's our job to ensure the future of our natural resources.
- On average, each cattleman has 13 different practices in place to accomplish environmental goals such as nuturing wildlife, preventing erosion and conserving and protecting water.
- Farmers and ranchers also are recyclers, raising their animals on the abundant source of forage and grains available in this country and then turning the manure into natural fertilizers.
- Thanks to smart practices, raising livestock in the United States today accounts for less than 3 percent of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Farmers and ranchers looking out for the next generation
Earth Day 2011-March 22-This Friday