AM Live Ag Report

FRESNO, Calif. A new United Nations report shows U.S. dairy farms, including California dairies, have the world's lowest emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases

The U.N.'s food and agriculture organization says American dairy farms emit about 45 percent fewer greenhouse gases compared to the global average.

Dairies in central and South America and parts of Asia produce three to four times the carbon emissions of North American dairies, while dairies in sub-Saharan Africa produce up to 7 times more emissions.

The Fresno County Farm Bureau and Fresno Chamber of Commerce are hosting a candidate forum Wednesday night.

Those taking part include Fresno City Council District 7 candidates, Clint Olivier and Marcelino Valdez Jr., and Fresno County Supervisor District 1 candidates, Phil Larson and Cynthia Sterling.

The debate will be moderated by Fresno Bee Columnist Bill McEwen.

The forum is from 6 to 8 o'clock Wednesday night at the Fresno County Farm Bureau on West Hedges Avenue.

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