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It was during the peak of the porcine diarrhea epidemic in the winter of 2014-2015 that the need for the Ontario Professional Agri Contractors Association (OPACA) became clear to what would become its group of founding members.
August 25, 2017, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture has reopened the acceptance period for technical assistance providers to submit applications for financial grants that can be used to provide technical assistance to dairy and livestock operators applying for the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). CDFA is…
July 25, 2017, Ledgeview - They moved to custom homes in rural Brown County for the peace, quiet and wide-open spaces.They did not expect that a manure pit serving hundreds of cattle could be part of the bargain.Residents of a development off Lime Kiln Road are scrambling to find ways…
July 13, 2017, Guelph, Ont. — Applications are now being accepted for the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship, which gives a Canadian farmer the chance to attend the Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management (CTEAM) program.The program, run by Agri-food Management Excellence (AME), provides farmers the opportunity to learn detailed…
July 10, 2017, Raleigh, NC - Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality are testing water quality in Pott Creek northwest of Lincolnton after 200,000 gallons of manure spilled into the waterway earlier this week.A pump malfunction Monday at the Gladden Dairy in Catawba County caused the manure to…
July 7, 2017, Ookala, Hawaii - Community activists on the Big Island are suing a dairy over ongoing pollution concerns despite previous citations from the state.Kupale Ookala and the Center for Food Safety sued the Idaho-based company who operates the Ookala dairy on Hawaii Island's northern side.The complaint cites ongoing…
July 5, 2017, Anson County, NC - The idea of trucks shipping chicken waste up their road to be cooked in a facility adjacent to their properties has ruffled the feathers of some Wadesboro homeowners. But Anson County's economic development director says the project is misunderstood and that homeowners have…
June 29, 2017, Collomsville, PA - A number of Limestone Township homeowners and farmers who have been dealing with fly infestations, which they accredit to nearby poultry farms, held a meeting in Limestone Township Monday night.
June 26, 2017, Lexington, IL - Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rainforest and coral reefs. Now, modern agriculture is trying to capture some of nature's wetland magic as a means to manage nutrients on the farm.
June 20, 2017, Cass County, MN – Authorities in central Minnesota are looking for the person who stole a manure spreader. The Cass County, Minnesota Sheriff's office says a manure spreader was sitting by the side of the road near the village of Leader with a for sale sign next…
June 16, 2017, MD - The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of…
June 14, 2017 - A bill within the House is proposing to establish federal tax credits for farmers who invest in nutrient recovery systems.The Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act was introduced in the House last week by bill sponsor U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., and cosponsor U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. Bipartisan legislation…
June 13, 2017, Des Moines, IA - From pigs in the show ring to the pork on the grill, World Pork Expo brings together every stakeholder in the pork industry.Five key priorities emerged July 6 to 9 during the 2017 event. Each one could affect your operation's bottomline this summer.…
June 5, 2017, WI - The vice chair of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board says he's confident the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is committed to reducing water pollution problems caused by manure runoff and that a formal proposal to do so is coming soon.   Vice Chair Dr. Frederick Prehn has…
May 26, 2017, Raleigh, NC - Several university presentations at the 2017 Waste to Worth Conference featured research into ag-related uses for gypsum, including using recycled drywall for dairy barn bedding and livestock housing air filters, and applying gypsum in field buffer strips to reduce phosphorus runoff into streams.Gypsum is a…
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