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Optimize feeding to maintain milk production in organic herds

Decisions on pasture use and feed management affect greenhouse gas emissions.

Consumer demand for organic milk recently surpassed the available supply, with sales of organic products reaching $35 billion in 2014 and continuing to rise.

As farms transition to organic production to meet demand, feeding strategies will need to be adapted to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program.

Currently, agriculture accounts for approximately 9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By varying the diet formulation

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