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November 18, 2016, Kewaunee, WI – Gov. Scott Walker has directed three Wisconsin agencies to come up with ideas on how dairy farms can use manure digesters to protect water quality. Walker announced during a recent stop in Kewaunee that he has directed the state's Public Service Commission, Department of…
November 17, 2016 – Orlando, FL – At the American Biogas Council’s recent conference, the winners of the Biogas Industry Awards were announced. The winners included five biogas systems, one innovation and one individual all recognized for their contributions to the growth of the U.S. biogas industry. In addition, 34…
November 17, 2016 – The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin recently hosted a two-day nutrient innovation and dairy technology tour. The tours featured water purification, manure and sand separation, nutrient capture systems, methane digesters, rotary parlors, soil mapping, recycled bedding methods and other state-of-the-art technologies. READ MORE
  It’s 102 Fahrenheit at Bateman’s Mosida Farms in Elberta, Utah, 60 miles outside Salt Lake City. The heat is taking its toll on the dairy cows. Fans and soaker hoses run. But the heat is also taking a toll on the farmers and the community as the conflict over…
November 11, 2016 – A study conducted by researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, shows that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding is especially good for cow claw health. A comparison with other barn types demonstrated that cows…
November 10, 2016, Puyallup, WA – Over the next two years, researchers of Washington State University will build and operate a mobile system to fully develop a phosphorous-rich fertilizer in Washington State. The project now is to build and operate a mobile struvite system, applying fluidized bed technology, to efficiently…
November 9, 2016, Trenton, FL – Ron St. John, originally of Oakfield, New York, was raised with agriculture values. He moved to Florida in 1986 and built Levy County Dairy, which is now the site of Southpoint Dairy. In 1990 he joined Sandy McArthur in creating Alliance Dairies. It was…
November 4, 2016, Seattle, WA – Over the next two years, researchers at Washington State University will build and operate a mobile system to fully develop a phosphorous-rich fertilizer in Washington State. Since 2004, WSU researchers have been refining technology to capture excess phosphorous from liquid dairy cow manure in…
November 1, 2016, Glenwood, MN – Dorrich Dairy, just south of Glenwood, has a new manure composting system that converts manure into bedding for the cows. They are the first farm in the state to install such a system, and it is generating a lot of interest. On a recent…
November 1, 2016, Fond du Lac, WI – The Town of Oakfield is looking at a stricter ordinance regarding the use of liquid manure on farm fields. More than 50 people attended a recent public hearing held by the town’s plan commission about prohibiting the use of liquid manure on…
October 31, 2016, Urbana, IL - With harvest winding down and manure application underway, it's a good time to remember manure safety, says Rich Gates, professor and Extension specialist at the University of Illinois. "Any liquid/slurry stores, when agitated, will release toxic hydrogen sulfide and methane gasses that can be…
October 25, 2016, Boonsboro, MD — “Nutrient management is alive and well in Maryland,” according to University of Maryland Extension agent Jeff Semler. One aspect of nutrient management is manure injection, which was featured during a recent field day at Debaugh Dairy Farm in Boonsboro. The field day was funded…
October 21, 2016, Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin's utility regulator is planning to spend more money on energy projects, including a plan to help underwrite the use of digesters that convert cattle manure into electricity. The state Public Service Commission voted on recently to increase funding for manure digesters that convert…
October 19, 2016, Grandview, WA — Plumes of dust blowing off piles of manure, the smell of ammonia in the air, polluted groundwater, and a deadly birth defect cluster have residents of Yakima’s Lower Valley worried a new state permit meant to regulate dairy farms won’t do enough to protect…
October 12, 2016, Clovis, CA – A few weeks ago we told you about concerns within the dairy industry following Califronia’s most recent climate legislation. The new laws require livestock producers to cut methane emissions from manure by almost half before the year 2030. It seems a tall task, but…

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