#3 SUSTAINABILITY IS TOP OF MIND -- Dairy is a staple of the American diet. U.S. dairy accounts for 2 percent of total greenhouse emissions, 5.1 percent of water use, and 3.7 percent of U.S. farmland. This impact, however, presents a unique and vital conservation opportunity.
Sustainability was a hot topic for consumers pre-pandemic and dropped a bit during the worst days of the pandemic when we were primarily focused on staying safe and healthy. As we settle into this new 'normal' consumers are once again focused on sustainability -- and at the highest levels we've seen. One in 13 Americans say the environment is the biggest issue facing the U.S., which is more than healthcare, education and COVID-19, so this tells us sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue for our customers.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND RESOURCES-- Whether you want to attend events or join conversations with farmers online through social media pages or other platforms, you have many opportunities to learn more and share insights about environmental care and sustainability.
Resources and groups you might find helpful as you build your network: