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Newtrient LLC published its inaugural progress report, reporting on its advancements in nutrient management, manure-based products and market-driven solutions.

"Newtrient's mission is to reduce the environmental footprint of dairy and make it economically viable to do so. Environmental and economic challenges continue to be defining issues for dairy. Newtrient's forward-thinking founding members are proud of Newtrient's rapid progress toward generating economic value from the many environmentally beneficial practices and technologies available to dairies," said Newtrient CEO, Steven Rowe.

Over three years ago, 14 leading organizations including: Agri-Mark, Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms, Land O'Lakes, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, Northwest Dairy Association, Prairie Farms, Select Milk Producers Inc., Tillamook Dairy Co-op, United Dairymen of Arizona, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and National Milk Producers Federation formed Newtrient to advance this mission on behalf of America's dairy farmers.

"Newtrient, through its forward-looking founders, has built a solid foundation in the emerging area of manure management and nutrient recovery. Early actions to advance innovative technologies, products and markets will have far-reaching implications on the environment, economy and communities and deliver future solutions for farmers," said President of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Barbara O'Brien.

"Dairy is uniquely positioned to deliver societal benefits including improved soil health and water quality and other ecosystem benefits," said Jed Davis, Director of Sustainability at Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

Newtrient's founding members recognize the environmental benefits that dairy farmers deliver to society -- far beyond milk and meat. The opportunity now is to create positive, economic incentives that benefit farmers, communities and society.

The full report can be viewed online at http://www.newtrient.com/About/Membership-Report

Newtrient LLCwas formed by 14 leading dairy organizations and represents nearly all US dairy farmers. Created to reduce the environmental footprint of dairy and make it economically viable to do so, Newtrient brings together farmers, industry associations, researchers, investors and technology and product developers to seize opportunities from manure and other environmentally sustainable practices. Newtrient delivers innovative technology, manure-based product and market-driven solutions to create added value for farmers, communities and the environment.