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AUSTIN ALLRED

Using less water and creating bio-rich soil sounds like a job for environmentalists or engineers, but dairy farmer Austin Allred is renowned for biofiltering the soil on his dairy farm.

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THIS FARMER TURNS MANURE INTO CLEAN WATER AND IT MAY BE THE FUTURE OF FARMING

By DAN MORGRIDGE PUBLISHED ON 06/11/2018

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Austin Allred is so devoted to dairy farming that he switched over to it after growing up as a crop farmer. He now runs Royal Dairy, located in central Washington, where cows are a powerful tool in an astonishing process that creates bio-rich soil and clean irrigation water while cutting down greenhouse gases. That’s because as much as Royal Dairy cares about what goes into the cows, visitors will quickly realize that their operation is equally concerned with what comes out of them. And if you think the only answer to that is “milk," then Allred and his team are ready to open your eyes even as you pinch your nostrils. Turns out there’s gold in them thar cow pies. Food for thought

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