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Publication Date: 4/20/2018

Thank you for getting social about animal agriculture! Share any of the following graphics to your social media pages!

 

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"Globally, livestock contributes to 14.5% of all greenhouse gases. A common practice of livestock critics is in the U.S. is to conflate global versus national statistics regarding sources of greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint. In the U.S., direct greenhouse gas emissions from the entire livestock sector are 3.8%." http://bit.ly/2Hf44GV 

 

Pig farmers understand their responsibility to preserve natural resources for future generations. Between 1959-2009, pig farmers decreased land use by 78 percent and water use by 41 percent! http://bit.ly/2bdNjOo

 

How do sheep help the environment? Across America, people have rediscovered sheep for an age-old skill: grazing vegetation to create healthier landscapes. Sheep are able to eat noxious weeds, promote healthy forests, fight weeds and insects in agronomic crops and reducing wildfires! http://bit.ly/2b9Ld5t

 

  

Myth: Cattle ranchers are not working to preserve natural resources.

Fact: Between 1977-2007, cattle ranchers produced each pound of beef using 19 percent less feed, 33 percent less land, 12 percent less water. For more about how cattle farmers are committed to preserving the land, water and air, visit: http://bit.ly/2b8Qc37

 

Today many are celebrating Earth Day, but for farmers and ranchers every day is Earth Day! Caring for the land, water and air is a responsibility farmers take seriously. They understand the importance of protecting natural resources to ensure their children have the opportunity to continue farming and ranching. http://bit.ly/292RfUz 

 

Myth: Animal agriculture is responsible for 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Fact: According to the 2015 EPA report, agriculture (crop and livestock) accounts for only nine percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, making it impossible for animal agriculture to account for 51 percent of total emissions. On a global level, agriculture, forestry and land use accounts for a total of 24 percent, still proving that animal agriculture is not responsible for more than half of GHG emissions. http://bit.ly/2dvIhRK

 

Dairy farmers are not only committed to caring for their cows every day, but the environment too! http://bit.ly/2dBNpzP 

 

Egg farmers are committed to caring for their environment! Compared to 1960, they are able to feed 72 percent more people while using 32 percent less water and have decreased green house gas emissions by 71 percent! How eggcellent is that?! http://bit.ly/2b2gZ4k #EarthDay 

 

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DYK: Livestock only contributes to 3.8% of the total U.S. GHG emissions. http://bit.ly/2Hf44GV 


#Pig farmers are always working to preserve natural resources for future generations. http://bit.ly/2bdNjOo 

 

How do #sheep help the environment? 

Dairy farmers are not only committed to caring for their cows every day, but the environment too! http://bit.ly/2dBNpzP  


#EarthDay is every day for farmers and ranchers! http://bit.ly/292RfUz 


Myth: Animal ag accounts for 51% of GHG emissions. Fact: ALL of agriculture only accounts for 9% in the U.S. 


Sheep’s natural grazing skills make them ideal for controlling weeds naturally and for preventing fires by clearing undergrowth in forests and woodland areas! http://bit.ly/2tQjK1l 


#Poultry litter is rich in nutrients and is recycled as an organic fertilizer on farm fields! http://bit.ly/2ol9rv1 

 

In comparison to 1960 technology, today’s #egg farmers are able to feed 72% more people! http://bit.ly/2b2gZ4k 

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Farmers are always thinking about how to preserve land, air & water for future generations! http://bit.ly/292RfUz #EarthDay

Without animal ag, many by-products from food & fiber production would be wasted http://bit.ly/2bb9mW3 #EarthDay

Farmers live on or near the land that they farm. They understand the importance of protecting natural resources. #EarthDay

Farmers live where they work, so that's a big part of why they take environmental concerns so seriously! http://bit.ly/2okXXYo #EarthDay

Caring for the land, air and water is a responsibility farmers share with their local communities. #EarthDay

Farmers work with experts to find new ways to reduce the energy they use, conserve water and develop renewable energy sources. #EarthDay

Farmers have a long-term commitment to environmental care and their communities. #EarthDay

Beef Cattle:

"Conservation is never complete. Farmers and ranchers will continue to work hard to feed a growing population, while, at the same time, working to reduce water use, care for the land, and protect the environment." http://bit.ly/2EGhud2 #EarthDay 

Cattlemen raise 20% of the world’s beef w/ 7% of the world’s cattle, making the U.S. a leader in sustainable beef. http://bit.ly/2aVTLNa #EarthDay

The carbon footprint of #beef was reduced by more than 16% from 1977 to 2007 http://bit.ly/2aVQYDX #EarthDay

Cattle ranchers are committed to environmental sustainability every day. http://bit.ly/2aVQYDX #EarthDay

"Farmers and ranchers are dependent on the land and fully appreciate the importance of conserving the resources and benefits these areas offer all of us!" http://bit.ly/2EGhud2 #EarthDay

From 2005-2011, beef cattle farmers decreased their water use by 3%. #EarthDay

From 2005-2011, #cattle ranchers improved water quality by 10% http://bit.ly/2aWjsNy #EarthDay

Dairy Cows:

Caring for the land, air and water is a responsibility #dairy farmers take seriously. http://bit.ly/2aWdJY9 #EarthDay

Innovation leads to better lives for cows and farmers http://bit.ly/2aWcVmh #EarthDay

Dairy farmers reuse manure as fertilizer to improve soil’s productivity. http://bit.ly/2aWedNR #EarthDay

Dairy farmers are committed to advances in animal care, sustainability, food safety & more! http://bit.ly/2aWej8h #EarthDay

14 ways dairy farmers protect the environment http://bit.ly/2aWedNR #EarthDay

Some dairy farmers are using new technology that converts manure to electricity, which can power their farms & communities! #EarthDay

Progressive farm turning grocery store #foodwaste into energy to make more food http://bit.ly/2aWcV5I #EarthDay

Pigs:

From 1959-2009, pig farmers reduced their environmental impact and natural resource use by nearly 50% http://bit.ly/2b9yqN3 #EarthDay

Compared to 1959, pig farmers use 78% less land & 41% less water today. http://bit.ly/2aWej8h #EarthDay

Pig farmers and environmental sustainability http://bit.ly/2b9xad6 #EarthDay

From 1959-2009, pig farmers decreased their water use by 41% and carbon footprint by 35%. #EarthDay

Ask a pig farmer: How are pig farmers environmentally sustainable http://bit.ly/2aWjKUW #EarthDay

Pig farmers are committed to advances in animal care, environmental sustainability & more! http://bit.ly/2aWej8h #EarthDay

Poultry and Egg:

Congratulations to this year's Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award recipients!! http://bit.ly/2o1cXyy #EarthDay 

Get to know Terry, a chicken farmer and environmental steward from Delaware! http://bit.ly/2vuZljc #EarthDay

Poultry litter is rich in nutrients and is recycled as an organic fertilizer on farm fields! http://bit.ly/2ol9rv1 #EarthDay

Protection and proper use of natural resources is an important objective for turkey farmers! http://bit.ly/1XpuOJC #EarthDay

Congrats to Riverhill Farms for their dedication to environmental excellence! http://bit.ly/2ol3fTx #EarthDay

In comparison to 1960 technology, today’s egg farmers are able to feed 72% more people! http://bit.ly/2b2gZ4k #EarthDay