NCBA: We are always working toward climate neutrality

The cattle industry has been the target of climate and emissions goals for years, but NCBA says they have taken great strides.

The cattle industry has been the target of climate and emissions goals for years, but NCBA says they have taken great strides.

The group tells the Oklahoma Farm Report they are always working toward climate neutrality, and says there is a lot that can be done to reduce methane. They say that goes all the way from the feed yard to the cow-calf side.

NCBA’s Director of Sustainability says the group is always looking for ways to help them along.

“We’ve been creating resources around grazing management planning. That is something that is an easy option that producers can be doing to really look at the state of their land, and their animals. And think about their operational goals. And set some goals to actually help to advance in this conversation around sustainability as well as just operational efficiency and profitability. That’s that’s easy. Step one, free resources. Other than that we do have, there’s a lot of great, you know, USDA-funded programs that are out there. We work with an entity called Trust in Beef and they are doing a lot right now in that space of connecting producers to climate-smart commodity projects that will help producers get paid if they implement new practices,” said Samantha Werth.

When it comes down to it, Werth says it is all about getting the word out and raising awareness. They say they are eager to help along the way and provide opportunities for producers to keep doing what they love to do.

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