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March 1, 2018, Primghar, IA – An O'Brien County jury has awarded an Alton, Iowa, man nearly $1.2 million for injuries he suffered after being poisoned by toxic gases inside a hog confinement barn. The jury found the farm owner negligent for the Oct. 17, 2014, incident, in which an…
February 26, 2018, Des Moines, IA – Recent application denials at the county level mean more Iowans see the need for a moratorium on new factory farms, according to Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. The Iowa Pork Producers Association said a moratorium on hog farms would devastate Iowa's economy and…
February 20, 2018, Western Grove, AR – Operators of an unpermitted hog farm in the Buffalo River's watershed must clear improperly stored hog manure and develop a plan to manage the manure by March 15, a judge has ordered. But the farm won't have to shut down or get an…
February 20, 2018, Bloomsburg, PA – A Columbia County man is taking his fight to build a swine barn to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The farmer initially received a special exception from the township to build the 4,800-head nursery barn in 2013, but a citizens group has been appealing that…
February 7, 2018, Winnipeg, Man – A scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says tailoring ration formulations to the needs of each pig will lower feeding costs and reduce the environmental impact of manure. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc, Canadian scientists are developing…
February 5, 2018, Lohrville, IA — A hog producer in Calhoun County has agreed to pay a $3,000 penalty after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said a manure release killed about two acres of corn in a neighbor’s field. The DNR received a complaint on July 18, 2017, from…
January 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA – The air leaving Iowa hog confinements contains manure and should be illegal under state law, according to a petition filed with the state. Four northeast Iowa residents want the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to regulate the release of manure through the air…
January 17, 2018, Little Rock, AR – Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied the application for a permit to a Mt. Judea area hog operation, according to a letter issued by the agency's director on Jan. 10. In response, the farm owner filed a request for a stay of…
Christmas came early for pork producers in Manitoba, Canada, last month.
January 2, 2018, Winnipeg, Man – Scientists with the University of Manitoba are providing valuable information intended to help manage the risks posed by the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea. Research being conducted by the University of Manitoba's National Centre for Livestock and the Environment is examining the survivability…
December 29, 2017, Winnipeg, Man – The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says issues related to manure odor and the value of manure have resurfaced as priorities when it comes to research related to the management of livestock manure. In March, after almost two decades in…
December 28, 2017, Decorah, IA – Four Northeast Iowa residents are requesting the Iowa Department of Natural Resources control discharges from hog confinements based on existing state law. The four filed a petition for a declaratory order with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that asks the agency to state…
December 8, 2017, Mankato, MN – The last acres of Minnesota’s corn crop are being harvested and as the fields are cleared, swine producers are getting anxious to empty their pits and lagoons. The late harvest and now the colder-than-normal temperatures are starting to close an already narrow window. “I…
November 21, 2017, Harrison, AR – A 2,400-hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed must clean up the manure on its property within the next 60 days, a Boone County circuit judge has ordered. The Newton County operation must empty a barn of dry pig manure, revegetate land and keep…
November 9, 2017, Allison, IA – A leaking pit from a hog confinement about five miles southeast of Allison in Butler County sent Iowa Department or Natural Resources (DNR) staff to the field to investigate Nov. 4. The manure flowed into a grass waterway, into an underground tile line and…
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