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Cheyenne, WY - Authorities say a 52-year-old man has died after falling down a well shaft at a southeast Wyoming dairy farm where he succumbed to methane fumes from cow manure and drowned in a pool of water.The Laramie County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Erasmo B. Gonzalez, who…
Wisconsin farmers and manure haulers can help protect themselves from highly toxic hydrogen sulfide gas by renting gas monitors through the Mike Biadasz Manure-Gas Monitor Rebate Program.On Aug. 15, 2016, Mike Biadasz went out to agitate a manure pit on his family's farm. When the crust layer on top of…
Tom Butler admits he was naïve back in 1995, when he stopped growing corn, tobacco, and other crops and began raising 8,000 hogs on his farm outside Lillington, North Carolina.Butler, a spry 77-year-old who still runs the operation, has been experimenting with ways to do better ever since. He covered…
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a $213,349 research grant to the California Dairy Research Foundation in collaboration with University of California scientists to study methane emissions at California dairies. The project is titled, "Small Dairy Climate Change Research: An economic evaluation of strategies for methane emission…
A 39-year-old man died recently after falling into a manure pit on agricultural land in Sainte-Helene-de-Bagot, about 80 kilometres east of Montreal.Firefighters and first responders extracted the man from the pit, but their resuscitation efforts failed. | READ MORE
The BioEcoSIM process for the treatment of liquid manure developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is being introduced to the market by SUEZ Germany as an operator of large-scale plants.This creates an opportunity for farms to dispose of surplus manure and digestate. Slurry treatment products…
After news that a North Carolina jury awarded $50 million to Murphy Brown/Smithfield neighbors, the National Pork Board wants the public to know the U.S. pork industry has a strong record in environment and sustainability efforts.The verdict is the first in a series of cases brought against the world's largest…
A Lewis County farm has been fined nearly $25,000 after a worker died there last November.It's in connection with the death of 32 year old Ryan Ouellette. He died while working on Marks Farms just outside Lowville.At the time, state police said he became trapped in a manure separator.The Occupational…
Dane County Executive Parisi has announced Dane County will be partnering with the area's family farmers to accelerate lakes clean-up efforts by commissioning a study to recommend where treatment technology can most effectively be located to treat more manure.The county is looking for proposals and bids from private partners to…
We are extremely disappointed by the verdict. We believe the outcome would have been different if the court had allowed the jury to (1) visit the plaintiffs' properties and the Kinlaw farm and (2) hear additional vital evidence, especially the results of our expert's odor-monitoring tests, as explained in detail…
An innovation that could have a huge impact on water quality problems in the United States, a system capable of removing almost all phosphorus from stored livestock manure, was developed by a team of researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.Excess phosphorus, primarily in…
Iowa Department of Natural Resources director Chuck Gipp recently announced his retirement. His last day at the department will be May 1, 2018."Chuck has an outstanding record of service to Iowa," Gov. Kim Reynolds said. "He's spent the last six years leading in this important department, protecting Iowa's most valuable…
New components were added to a Missouri House bill that would exempt agricultural storm runoff and other agricultural practices from the Missouri clean water law. One is meant to appease the concerns of some Missouri citizens and environmentalists.House Bill 1973, sponsored by Rep. John Wiemann, R-O'Fallon, was discussed in a…
Madison, Wisconsin - Dane County is breaking ground on a project that would turn cow manure and garbage into fuel for cars.The county is partnering with several energy companies and building a new facility. The location will be harvesting methane from manure and landfills and using it in fuel. |…
The North American Manure Expo is an unforgettable event and as such, it needs an unforgettable slogan.Officials with the 2018 North American Manure Expo – being held August 15 and 16 in Brookings, South Dakota – are asking for your help coming up with this year's Top 10 Rejected Manure…

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