News
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…
Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock.When farmers repurpose the animals' manure as fertilizer or bedding, traces of the medicines leach into the environment, raising concerns that agriculture may be contributing…
Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Anuvia Plant Nutrients are pleased to announce a new partnership to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield's hog farms.This project is part of Smithfield Renewables, the company's new platform dedicated to unifying and accelerating its carbon reduction and…
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is again partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to offer funding for pig farmers interested in new nutrient loss reduction technologies.IPPA has provided $25,000 to IDALS to be used for various projects over the next year. The funds will help offset…
Beef cattle feedlot, Simplot Feeders, LLP has agreed to pay a reduced fine and invest in a project that reduces small-particle pollution at their operation in Walla Walla County.In 2015, the Washington Department of Ecology fined the company $50,000 for failing to manage air pollution, including dust and dried manure.…
One of the big challenges when using manure as a fertilizer source is knowing the amount of plant nutrients that are present and available in the manure. This uncertainty increases the risk of over-applying or under-applying nutrients to the field. The risk is greatest with nitrogen (N), which can easily…
Wisconsin - Last spring, University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher Michel Wattiaux began using a specialized device to measure the methane being exhaled or belched by a group of Holsteins and Jerseys. It was the first step in an ongoing study by dairy scientists, engineers and agronomists to see how a cow's…
Montevideo, M.N. — A hearing on a permit to build an underground pipeline to carry millions of gallons of liquid manure drew a small crowd to the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners meeting recently in Montevideo.Ten landowners joined David Yost, representing Louriston Dairy, to show support for the dairy's plans…
Carroll County, M.D. - After years of complaints from residents, the Carroll County Commissioners are now considering increasing the distance of confined animal feeding operations from neighbors' homes.Unfortunately, that doesn't help the group of people who came to the April 2 commissioners' meeting asking for relief from an 8,000-hog operation…
Ohio - The Ohio Pork Council, Brookside Labs, Menke Consulting Inc., and OSU Extension are teaming up to encourage pork producers to learn more about livestock manure and soil sampling by offering discounts on manure sample analysis and soil sample analysis through the end of 2018.Soil sample bags and manure…
Chittenango, NY - The dust bowl era in the Midwest displaced many families, including farmers. Edson and Harriet Durfee were one of them. Luckily for New York and Madison County, they and their three children moved back east from Nebraska and settled their dairy farm on 120 acres of river…
The Nutrient Management Centre at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Hillsborough, is currently being commissioned with a key goal to explore technologies which offer opportunities for better nutrient management of slurry and digestate.Screw Press Separation and Centrifugation are the two established technologies currently being investigated for their impact and…
Intensive animal farms in America currently store manure sludge in large waste lagoons, and what Jordan Phasey is working on, is essentially a new approach to drying out manure.Constructed wetland technology, uses sand, plants, and a network of pipes, to drain the moisture out of the sludge and dries the…

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Waste to Worth 2019
Mon Apr 22, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
North American Manure Expo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.