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Milk hauling fleet working to cut greenhouse gases

2/20/2013 5:15 AM
By Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Want more milk?

A national dairy industry initiative to reduce greenhouse gases is getting a boost from Colorado's top milk-hauling fleet.

According to the Greeley Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/azn5qmj ), the industry is trying to reduce U.S. dairy emissions at least 25 percent by 2020. Farmers are hoping reducing greenhouse gases will help cows produce more milk.

Dairy Farmers of America, the cooperative that hauls nearly all milk in Colorado from farms to processing facilities, is doing its party by converting to quad-axle trucking rigs that can carry about 70,000 pounds of milk per load. That's up from the 50,000 pounds currently being transported.

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Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com


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