Farmers’ beliefs about climate change risk assessment and mitigation in Wisconsin dairy production systems

SKU A4131-14

Author(s) Carolyn Rumery Betz, Evan Murdock, Ken Genskow.

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide are greenhouse gases (GHG) and known causes of climate change worldwide. Dairy farming contributes significantly to GHG emissions in three ways: through cows' digestive process called enteric fermentation, where methane is emitted to the atmosphere through cows belching and exhaling; through soil disturbance during crop production; and through manure production, storage, and management (8 pages; 2019).