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March 1, 2017, Hilmar, CA – Two years into an experiment in dairy manure handling, the worms are proving their worth. A $483,950 federal grant helped pay for a system where these creatures break down most of the nitrogen in water used to flush out dairy stalls. The partners aim…
February 27, 2017, Shoshone, ID – Officials with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture are investigating the source of water contamination in Lincoln and Gooding counties in south-central Idaho and possible discharges from a nearby dairy. Residents in the area have reported foul-smelling and discolored tap water, and the South…
February 24, 2017, Central Saanich, BC – Stanhope Dairy Farm Ltd. and the District of Central Saanich have agreed to a settlement, allowing the operation to continue its farming practices. “We are satisfied with this being an outcome. I know that there are some residents who have different feelings on…
February 23, 2017, Green Bay, WI – In a new study of groundwater conditions in dairy farm-intensive Kewaunee County, researchers found higher levels of well contamination from cattle during wet weather events — when manure, rain and melting snow can seep quickly into the ground. But the results also show…
February 22, 2017, London, Ont – Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate after a missing worker at a dairy farm in the London area was found dead inside a manure pit. Emergency crews were called to a property west of the city on the afternoon of…
February 21, 2017, Spallumcheen, BC – Conservation officers are investigating after a manure storage lagoon on a Spallumcheen farm overflowed. The spill occurred in the same area where residents have been raising concerns about high levels of nitrates in their drinking water source, the Hullcar Aquifer. READ MORE
February 21, 2017 – Livestock farmers face many challenges. One of the most daunting is deciding where to apply manure during the winter months. Rumors and fears about winter spreading bans have been circulating for years. The major concern with winter application of manure is losing manure nutrients in surface…
February 20, 2017, Auburn, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Tompkins County Health Department officials recently responded to a manure spill that impacted Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake. As a result of a structural issue with a satellite manure storage lagoon at an area…
February 16, 2017, Whatcom, WA – The new CAFO waste discharge permit, long in development with the state Department of Ecology, was issued in final form in mid-January and will become effective March 3. Exactly what it means at the local dairy farm level now remains to be seen. READ…
February 15, 2017, Chippewa Falls, WI – With good sense and advance planning, CAFOs won’t destroy rural life as we know it. When dairy farmers, the public and county government cooperate, there is room for both CAFOs and good public health, say two of the state’s leading authorities on Concentrated…
February 15, 2017, Sturgeon Bay, WI – About two dozen area residents asked two Door County committees to request the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to limit spreading manure on farm fields in Door and Kewaunee counties. The joint meeting of the Door County Board of Health and the county's…
February 8, 2017, Annapolis, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture is offering cost share grants to help farmers cover the cost of injecting manure and other eligible organic nutrients into cropland, which lowers potential for nutrient runoff and reduces on-farm odors. Although manure injection is no longer required by…
February 6, 2017, Harrisburg, PA – The PennAg Manure Haulers/Applicators Council will present a program titled Compliance: Will My Business Survive? being held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. The program is geared toward folks who handle manure…
February 6, 2017, Hamburg, NY – There's been a demand from emergency responders for more training sessions in confined space manure pit safety and rescue, and the Western New York Farm Show is coming through. The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health has added additional sessions to its…
February 3, 2017, Auburn, NY – The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the renewal of its Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation permits, ending an approximately year long public comment and review process but also disappointing some water quality advocates in Cayuga County. The latest permit renewal, announced Jan.…

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