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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.…
February 2, 2017, Fair Oaks, IN – Midwestern BioAg, a Wisconsin-based company, recently unveiled a new manufacturing process that transforms dairy manure into a uniform, dry fertilizer granule that can be efficiently stored, transported and spread. Referred to as TerraNu Nutrient Technology, the process infuses essential crop nutrients into a…
February 1, 2017, Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $21,410 penalty on Rutland AD 1 for violating air pollution control regulations at Jordan Farms Organics Recyclery, an anaerobic digestion food waste processor. MassDEP inspected the facility in May of 2016 and found the…
January 30, 2017, Madison, WI – Wisconsin is known as America's dairy land – more than one-third of all the cows in America live on some 3,000 farms in the state. Those bovine residents contribute to a thriving dairy industry, but milk is not the only thing that they produce…
January 30, 2017, Rochester, MN – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources are investigating after a manure leak on a dairy farm in rural Olmsted County. According to the local Sheriff's Office, the farmer called authorities after a valve broke on a pipe that leads…

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