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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…
May 26, 2017, Reynoldsburg, OH - The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently introduced two new nutrient management tools intended to help farmers track planting conditions, and conserve nutrients.The Ohio Applicator Forecast is a new online tool designed to help nutrient applicators identify times when the potential nutrient loss from a…
May 25, 2017, Celina, OH - Local officials may test new technology designed to reduce the scourge of phosphorus in waterways.Mercer County commissioners recently voiced support for two proposed pilot tests as long as overseers obtain all necessary Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permits.Ag Solutions Coordinator Theresa Dirksen updated commissioners about…
May 24, 2017, Hoytville, OH - Two small sections in Wood and Henry counties were selected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for a pilot program. The announcement was made at the Drewes farm in Jackson Township.The pilot program is called the Ohio Agricultural Stewardship Verification Program. ODA Director David…
May 23, 2017, Saratoga, WI - The developers of the proposed Golden Sands Dairy in Saratoga have filed papers with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in hopes that justice will hear their case.On Monday, the Wysocki Family of Companies submitted legal documents to overturn a recent decision by the Wisconsin District…
May 19, 2017, Manitoba - An agricultural watchdog group says it has concerns over how Manitoba's pig-producing industry is regulated by the provincial government.And while the province says it wants to grow the industry, Hog Watch Manitoba said it has several issues with a recent proposal to make changes to…
May 15, 2017, Waynesboro, VA – A recently released report from an environmental group concludes that the manure runoff from farms in Augusta County and three other Shenandoah Valley counties continues to contribute to unhealthy levels of bacteria, and high levels of phosphorous and algae that chokes off oxygen in…
May 9, 2017, South Wayne, WI – Manure storage and handling systems have changed in recent years due in part to larger farms, new technologies, and application restrictions. These manure storage and handling systems have potential hazards to workers and rescuers that include confined spaces.To help both farmers and emergency…
May 8, 2017, Des Moines, IA – The National Pork Producers Council will present the World Pork Expo on June 7 to 9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.The event will bring thousands of pork producers, industry professionals and industry experts together for the world's largest pork…
May 5, 2017, Winnipeg, Man – On May 2, 2017, Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) confirmed positive test results for PEDv from a sow operation in southeast Manitoba.The CVO has activated Manitoba Agriculture's Emergency Operation Centre to assist the affected producer and conduct a full disease investigation. Control measures were…
May 2, 2017, Emerald, WI – A large-scale dairy manure spill under Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources investigation could prompt policy changes in St. Croix County regarding groundwater quality and public notification.The department launched its investigation of the dairy following a months long gap between the spill and the report…
May 1, 2017, Little River, WI - A plan to construct a 12.2 million gallon manure pit in the town of Little River is moving ahead over the objections of neighbors and clean water advocates, who expressed fears it would leak and foul nearby wells and waterways.More than 50 people…
April 28, 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands - One Dutch artist is using chemistry to turn cattle manure into something that is both eco-friendly and valuable. Her innovative technique turns manure into a variety of useful materials like clothing fabric, bio-degradable plastic and paper.In recent years, scientists around the world have made…
April 28, 2017, Guelph, Ont. - Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield (Guelph) today announced a $2.2 million investment with the University of Guelph to develop technologies, practices and processes that can be adopted by farmers to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The three projects with the university are supported by the…
April 28, 2017, Bradford, IA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff have determined that runoff from poultry litter located one mile north of Bradford in Franklin County reached a small tributary of Maynes Creek.The investigation began following a complaint about chicken litter dumped in a crop field near the…

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