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Moving dairy cows out of climate-controlled barns and onto the land may help to lessen the ecological impact of dairy farming without any corresponding loss of production.

Earlier this month, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) spent two weeks contacting farmers and ranchers to find out how much U.S. farmland is planted to specific crops and to determine the number of livestock on U.S. farms and ranches.