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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…
January 24, 2017, Madison, WI — Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel is encouraging farmers to attend a seminar on Feb. 1 to learn more about the Request for Proposals for a manure biodigester system. The seminar, offered by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, is scheduled from 9:30…
January 23, 2017, Stephenville, TX – Dr. Eunsung Kan sees his concept of a closed-loop dairy farm – which reuses wastewater, emits zero waste and powers itself on manure – as the future of sustainable animal farming. Dr. Kan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research chemical and environmental engineer in Stephenville,…
January 23, 2017, Olympia, WA – Washington environmental regulators have released new permit rules aimed at reducing the amount of manure pollution that gets into rivers, lakes and other bodies of water from large dairy farms and other animal feedlots. The rules will change the regulatory landscape for the state's…
January 23, 2017, Rock Valley, IA – Meadowvale Dairy has agreed to pay a civil penalty and take actions to prevent illegal discharges to Iowa streams in compliance with the Clean Water Act, officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced recently. Meadowvale Dairy…
January 19, 2017, Burlington, VT – To comply with Act 64, Vermont's water quality bill, all custom manure applicators must become certified in order to apply manure on farms and cropland in the state. To help them earn their certification, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will offer training sessions at…
January 18, 2017, Green Bay, WI — Proper manure management and application is an important element of modern livestock production. The University of Wisconsin Extension is hosting the 2017 Midwest Manure Summit, Feb. 22 and 23, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, WI. During this…
January 18, 2017, Hamburg, NY – The Western New York Farm Show is back Feb. 2-4 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. New this year is a confined space and manure pit rescue simulator. READ MORE
January 17, 2017, Lancaster, PA – Small dairies in western Maryland and Virginia will likely benefit from a $4.57 million grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. “Most of the funding is going to Maryland,” said Blaine Delaney, watershed program director in Virginia. “In Virginia,…
January 9, 2017, Milwaukee, WI – Faced with mounting criticism over pollution problems from cow manure, Gov. Scott Walker's administration is turning to a private initiative as a remedy to treat massive quantities of animal waste. State officials could spend up to $20 million in subsidies for systems to clean…
January 4, 2017, Green Bay, WI – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation updates are scheduled at four places in east central Wisconsin counties during the mid-winter. They are designed for CAFO owners and managers; nutrient management plan writers; and agricultural facility engineers. READ MORE
January 4, 2017, Wisconsin Dells, WI – Manure is going to be producers’ license to farm in the next generation, says Amber Radatz, co-director of the University of Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms program. Summing up the day’s presentations at the annual Discovery Farms’ conference in Wisconsin Dells, Radatz pointed to the…
January 2, 2017, Denver, CO – A company that converts cow manure into gas energy has sued Weld County commissioners in federal court claiming their "irrational" decision to shut down the renewable energy company's $115 million plant was based on a relatively small number of complaints even though it is…
December 21, 2016, Lancaster, PA – For years, Pennsylvania farmers and farm groups have complained that they have been doing more to keep pollution out of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay than the federal government gives them credit for. They were right. Results of a much-anticipated farm survey by…

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