Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Recognized With National Sustainability Award From Innovation Center For U.S. Dairy
On July 9, the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Program recognized six dairy farms, dairy processors and others having practices that improve the wellbeing of people, animals and the planet for 2020, including the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership in Pennsylvania.
Winners represent U.S. dairy’s commitment to sustainability and demonstrate how transparency and ingenuity lead to sustainable and scalable practices that benefit their businesses, communities and the environment.
Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership
The Pennsylvania-based Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership was recognized as an Outstanding Supply Chain Collaboration.
Runoff and pollution from six states, including Pennsylvania, was severely affecting the Chesapeake Bay’s habitat.
Turkey Hill Dairy partnered with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative to bring together local farms and the private and public sectors to help dairy farmers develop and adopt conservation plans to better manage soil and water on their farms.
Solutions such as modern housing for cows, manure storage, tree planting, stream fencing, cover crops, conservation tillage and nutrient management will improve the farms’ soil, water and manure management, improving local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
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[Posted: July 12, 2020]
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