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Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Animal Agriculture

This 7-page fact sheet presents the concept of greenhouse gas mitigation and discusses mitigation options specific to beef, dairy, swine, and poultry production. This publication is designed to supplement and provide references to support the “Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Animal Agriculture” video lecture.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: Smith. W., 2014. Produced for the Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate Project.

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Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Livestock Production: A review of technical options for non-CO2 emissions

This 226-page publication produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations provides an exhaustive review of more than 900 scientific studies and peer reviewed literature to access the current knowledge of mitigation practices for greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector. The review focusses on direct emission that take place at the producer level involving methane and nitrous oxide emission sources.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: United Nations FAO Animal Production and Health – 177. 2013. Edited by Pierre J. Gerber, Benjamin Henderson and Harinder P.S. Makkar.

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Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases in Animal Agriculture

This 31 minute video provides an overview of GHG emissions from animal agriculture and some of methods to reduce these emissions.

Format: Video - Reference: AACC

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Money from Something: Carbon Market Developments for Agriculture

This 40-minute video by Dr. Jim Jensen of Washington State University discusses past, present, and future carbon market opportunities that present opportunities for agriculture. This lecture provides a basic overview of carbon credits, carbon offsets, and differences between voluntary and compliance markets.

Format: Video - Reference: AACC Online Course module. Jim Jensen. 2014. Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate Project.

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National Climate Assessment 2014

The 2014 National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

Format: Website - Reference: US Global Change Research Program

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National Life Cycle Carbon Footprint Study for Production of US Swine

This 75-page report published in 2011 by Greg Thoma (University of Arkansas) and others is a cradle to grave assessment of the swine industry supply chain.

Format: Factsheet or Publication - Reference: National Pork Board. 2011

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Online Course Promo for VoAg Teachers

This 5 minute video explains the organization and intent of the online course with a specific emphasis on those teaching high school students.

Format: Video - Reference: Produced for Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

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Overview of Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate

This 9-min video provides an overview of Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate, a project supported by a grant from the USDA and NIFA. The project aims to provide animal producers, extension specialists and other animal agriculture professionals with research and science-based information about the impacts of climate change on animal agriculture as well as mitigation strategies for adapting to and planning for climate change effects.

Format: Video - Reference: 2015. Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate.

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Planning and Preparing For Floods (Homes and Business)

Website is from UK and with a major focus on homes and business in flooding - not so much agriculture. However, good lessons can be learned regarding planning and response. This is also important for employees and all those of us who live in homes.

Format: Website - Reference: Essential Guide to Flood Planning and Preparation. Polygon.

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Poultry Ventilation University of Georgia

This poutry ventilation website from University of Georgia has many links and publication related to heat stress in poultry and poultry barn cooling.

Format: Website - Reference: UGA Poultry Extension Website

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