INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier cattle farmers have embraced the values of Earth Day for generations. Long before Earth Day’s 51st Anniversary this week and for as long as cattle have been raised on Indiana soil, these farm families have worked to protect and enhance the environment.
The steps Indiana’s farmers take to improve the environment are not new; like Earth Day, they have been around for many decades. Beef producers apply specialized environmental practices on farms to conserve and improve the natural resources that are critical to their business. On average, each farmer has 13 different practices in place to accomplish environment goals such as nurturing wildlife, preventing erosion or conserving and protecting water.
“Every day is Earth Day for our farmers,” explained IBCA, Executive Vice President Joe Moore, “our farmers walk the same land, breath the same air and drink the same water as Indiana’s consumers. We take our commitment to protect and improve these natural resources very seriously.”
Environment and health-conscious consumers should feel good about choosing beef on Earth Day and every day. Raising cattle serves a valuable role in the ecosystem by converting the forages humans cannot consume into nutrient-dense food. Just a 3-ounce serving of beef supplies 10 essential nutrients your body needs.
Celebrate this Earth Day with Beef!
— Indiana Beef Cattle Association
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