USDA ARS Study Finds Emissions from Cattle Production Not a Significant Contributor to Greenhouse Gases

A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use and various environmental emissions of beef cattle production in the US. The aim of this study was to establish baseline measures that the U.S. beef industry can use to explore ways of reducing its environmental footprint and improve sustainability.

Study leader Alan Rotz indicated "We found that the greenhouse gas emissions in our analysis were not all that different from what other credible studies had shown and were not a significant contributor to long-term global warming"

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