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October 20, 2017, Green Bay, WI – The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for legal overreach on regulations. The settlement, reached Oct. 18 between the association and DNR, will bring immediate relief for dairy farmers facing…
September 26, 2017, Tucker, GA – The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any family-owned poultry grower…
August 17, 2017, Chevy Chase, MD - If there is one point on which most Americans agree, it is that technology will play an increasingly important role in the way we live and work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that in just three years there will be 1.4 million…
July 18, 2017, Berlin/ Williston, Vermont - The Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District, in conjunction with the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, UVM Extension and USDANRCS, are offering a program to help small farms write Nutrient Management Plans (NMP) to meet the new Required Agricultural Practices."By writing your own NMP…
June 2, 2016, London, OH – A little over two months remain before this year’s edition of the North American Manure Expo (NAME), being held August 3 and 4, 2016, near London, Ohio. Registration is free and available online here. Two action-packed days have been planned. On August 3, attendees…
February 3, 2016, Chambersburg, PA – A roughly four-hour forum on the Wilson College campus Saturday on so-called “factory farming,” drew 75 people or more. The basic problem voiced was how to feed a growing world population with diminishing resources without turning much of the planet into a poisonous, stinking…
February 2, 2016, Columbus, OH — Scientists are actively pursuing answers to how nutrients are moving and leaving farmers’ fields in the western Lake Erie basin, and the results could be a little surprising. Mark Williams, a Columbus-based soil drainage researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave Ohio Farmers…
July 31, 2015, Aledo, IL – In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 500 farmers died on the job, while another 70,000 suffered disabling injuries. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) was in Aledo July 30 to attempt to keep area farmers from becoming…
February 3, 2015, Green Bay, WI – As the animal agriculture industry evolves, the handing of manure is becoming more complex with waste streams processed for energy, fertilizer, bedding and potable water production. To keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques in animal waste management, University of Wisconsin-Extension invites…
October 2014, Miami, FL – Unless you're one of few people who didn't recoil in horror at Two Girls, One Cup, it’s likely you don’t find poop particularly sexy. But the folks at Miami’s Fertile Earth Foundation are working to show the public that “waste” has a purpose, and embracing…
August 5, 2014, Fairfax, MN — Changes in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's manure management program took center stage during the opening session of a manure management workshop held recently outside Fairfax. Clarissa Hammond with the MDA’s pesiticide and fertilizer management division reviewed some changes in manure management licensing that…
July 17, 2014, North Manchester, IN — The Wabash County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative will host a free Manure Management Field Day on July 29 at Brubaker Farms. The half-day program will address application technology and nutrient management as well as the ways in…
July 14, 2014, Wooster, OH — Manure has two shades of green, so to speak – the green of greater farm crop yields, and the green of a cleaner environment. Organizers of the Aug. 14 Manure Science Review say farmers can see both at the same time and that the…
April 16, 2014, Des Moines, IA – Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members are pushing state leaders to shut down large livestock operations that have repeated spills. The group asked the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission to adopt a “three strikes and you’re out” policy for concentrated animal feeding operations. READ…
November 21, 2013, Davis, CA – California’s air, water, soil, wildlife and landscapes all received a healthy boost in federal fiscal year 2013.More than 2,400 farmers and ranchers joined with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and partners to voluntarily invest time and money in protecting and restoring natural resources…
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