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The American Biogas Council announced the winners of the Biogas Industry Awards, presented at a sold out dinner celebration at BIOCYCLE REFOR18. Thirty-three awards were presented to exceptional technology innovations and biogas projects across the industry in the agricultural, municipal and merchant sectors.
Bristow, IA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff have investigated a manure spill caused by a broken water line in a hog confinement located about three miles north of Bristow. An unknown amount of manure from an empty building traveled about a mile before entering a tributary of Parmentar…
In August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System [NAHMS] released its most recent report, Nutrient Management Practices on U.S. Dairy Operations, 2014.
Spencer, IA – Following heavy rains and extensive flooding in northwest Iowa, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Iowans to stay out of floodwaters until after the waters recede. Lois Benson, an environmental specialist at DNR’s Spencer field office, said that 26 livestock operations have reported their manure…
The North Carolina Pork Council released the following statement in regards to this recent court verdict -  The verdict is heartbreaking and could have severe and unforeseen economic consequences for our farmers, the pork industry and all of North Carolina agriculture.It is heartbreaking because the jury did not hear the full…
A federal jury awarded more than $470 million to six neighbors of a hog farm in Pender County who complained of excessive noise, odor, flies, buzzards and other disruptions to their quality of life.The stunning verdict, reached after just three hours of deliberation, came against pork producer Murphy-Brown, and marked…
Farmers and other contributors to the excessive nutrient and pollution runoff impacting Dane County lakes and waterways could receive financial incentives or subsidies to implement conservation methods under a set of recommendations from a task force to the County Board.The county convened the Healthy Farms, Healthy Lakes Task Force last…
A Wayne County dairy farm has agreed to pay a $9,600 civil penalty to settle complaints of a manure-lagoon spill that resulted in a fish kill.The operation has also agreed to reimburse the Indiana Department of Natural Resources $1,775 for the value of damage to fish and wildlife.The Indiana Department…
Green Bay, W.I. - The state Department of Natural Resources is responding to manure runoff affecting miles of creeks in the Malone and Mt. Calvary areas of Fond du Lac County.The manure plume has reached the canoe launch at County CCC and the Sheboygan River where county health officials said…
Two farms operated by China's fourth-biggest pig producer Jiangxi Zhengbang Technology were found to be illegally dumping manure and allowing noxious sewage to seep into farmland, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said.It was a rare rebuke of one of the country's rapidly growing farming companies, and comes as China…
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $69.9 million in grant funding to 40 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects, part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms.Dairy manure produces methane when…
There are safe, research-tested, beneficial ways to use manure on farm fields — methods that put its nutrients to good use while also protecting water quality — and they're the focus of an upcoming event in northwest Ohio.On July 25, Watkins Farm in Hardin County will host Manure Science Review,…
A ban on Lancaster County farmers spreading manure during winter months is one of the measures the federal government is urging in a new forceful letter to Pennsylvania over lagging results in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it expects the state to forbid such manure…
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will conduct a project transforming manure and cedar mulch from waste to worth. The project is funded by a $132,663 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.Leading the research will be Amy Millmier Schmidt, assistant professor in biological systems engineering and…
Nitrogen pollution flowing out of Iowa to the Gulf of Mexico has grown by close to 50 percent over nearly two decades, a new report shows, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to stem nutrients entering the state's waterways.A University of Iowa study shows the state's contribution to the…
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