2013 Sustainability Report

2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® published its third progress report to update stakeholders on the status of our Sustainability Commitment.

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Learn about the 2014 Sustainability Awards winners

Each of this year’s six Sustainability Award winners have a unique story to tell. 

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Biogas Opportunities Roadmap will foster innovation, revenue streams for dairy farms

The White House recently released a Biogas Opportunities Roadmap highlighting the economic and environmental benefits and potential for biogas systems on dairy farms in the U.S. The systems work by recycling organic material — including cow manure and food waste — into valuable co-products such as renewable energy, fertilizer, separated nutrients and cow bedding.

Blog: Let's talk about sustainable nutrition

When it comes to improving food production’s environmental footprint, one organization – or even one segment of the supply chain – cannot do it alone. All of the factors that go into creating sustainably sourced nutrition intersect.

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This brochure includes consumer and product research, challenges and opportunities, industry updates and business thought-starters.

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Executive summary: Understanding the dairy opportunity among Hispanic consumers

Understanding Hispanic consumers’ beliefs, customs, experiences and behaviors will help dairy meet the needs of these consumers.

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Cheese and healthy eating: audience brochure

This primer offers background information on the nutritional value of cheese for industry to educate general audiences.

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Uniting the Industry, Driving Growth

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® provides a forum for the dairy industry to work together pre-competitively. Collectively, we address barriers and opportunities to foster innovation and increase sales.

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Bridge the gap between millennials and farmers

At first blush, you might not think a 28-year old living in an apartment in Brooklyn has a lot in common with a dairy farmer in rural Minnesota.

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