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September 8, 2016, Kewaunee, WI – A farm group in northeastern Wisconsin recently announced plans to supply water to residents with tainted wells in Kewaunee County, where the practice of manure spreading has been a contentious political topic. In an unprecedented step, Peninsula Pride Farms will provide water and a…
September 7, 2016, Sacramento, CA – A bill to reduce methane emissions from California’s dairies and livestock operations is headed to the governor following its passage on the final day of the state Legislature’s regular session. SB 1383 would require the state Air Resources Board to begin implementing a strategy…
September 6, 2016, Langley, BC – Manure is hitting the fan in an escalating border dispute between B.C. and Washington state. Whatcom County farmers are asking their governor to lobby B.C. to crack down on farm waste flowing south from Fraser Valley agricultural lands near Zero Avenue and fouling cross-border…
September 6, 2016, Hagerstown, MD – The University of Maryland Extension offices in Frederick and Washington counties will host a Manure Injection Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 13, at DeBaugh Farms, 20123 Mill Point Road in Boonsboro. The target audience is dairy producers from Frederick and Washington counties, but all…
September 6, 2016, Brookings, SD - South Dakota State University and SDSU Extension are pleased to announce South Dakota was recently selected to host the 2018 North American Manure Expo. The North American Manure Expo is a travelling show that combines three attractions into one event, consisting of: Industry trade…
September 6, 2016, Stevens Point, WI – In the weeks ahead as crops are harvested, manure storage systems will be emptied. The recent incident of a young farmer who died while agitating a non-enclosed manure storage system has increased awareness related to manure gases. While we wait on final results…
September 2, 2016, Winnipeg, Man – The president of Precision Pumping says livestock manure applicators have stepped up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the arrival of PED in North America. The arrival of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in the United States in the spring of 2013 and in…
September 2, 2016, Annapolis, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1.7 million in grants for two animal waste management technology projects in Somerset and Anne Arundel counties. The grants are part of the state’s ongoing commitment to manage animal manure, protect natural resources, and pursue…
August 31, 2016, Greensburg, IN – A Milroy man is facing felony charges following an investigation into a large fish kill in the Little Flatrock River. The 41-year-old man is facing two Level 6 felony charges of criminal mischief resulting in at least $50,000 in damages, and transporting hazardous waste…
August 29, 2016, Cohocton, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is hosting a manure management workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Joe Dyckman Farm at the intersection of Black Creek Hollow and county Route 36 in Cohocton, NY. The workshop will explore different…
August 29, 2016, Lancaster, PA – Silage harvest is starting soon, which means dairy farmers will also be stirring up trouble in their manure pits. Noxious gases can escape from a manure lagoon at any time, but the risk is especially great when it’s being agitated. READ MORE
August 29, 2016, Harrisburg, PA – Technicians from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection plan to visit farms in “high priority areas” of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to check manure handling and erosion controls. DEP recently sent out 2,000 letters to farmers selected at random, according to DEP. READ MORE
August 25, 2016, Waunakee, WI – More than 100 guests – farmers, business people and general public – attended the annual Ag Innovation Day at Waunakee August 16. The event, hosted by Yahara Pride Farms, featured field tours, speakers and discussion focusing on the reduction of phosphorus flowing into Madison…
August 25, 2016, Bowling Green, OH – Few people, if any, are opposed to solving the algal bloom problems on Lake Erie. It’s also pretty much agreed upon that there are a variety of contributing factors to the problem. What does stir up spirited debate are the ways to address…
August 25, 2016, Ames IA – Iowa State University researchers are seeking feedback from Iowa farmers willing to test an early online version of a tool to better understand the costs of implementing nutrient management and soil conservation practices. The researchers are near completion of a beta version of the…

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