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December 3, 2015 – Join Dan Neenan, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) director, on December 11 at 1 p.m. for a live Iowa Farm Bureau webinar on Confined Manure Pit Safety.   Safety should always be job one for farmers, especially in potentially dangerous situations. Neenan trains farmers, rescue…
  November 28, 2015 - Drive by a farm in southern Ontario in October or November and you’ll see fields golden and thick with plant matter. The corn or other crops have been harvested, but there is plenty that remains – the agricultural equivalent of end cuts and remnants. Farmers…
October 23, 2015 - A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. David Kramer, MSU’s John Hannah distinguished professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics at the MSU DOE (Basic Energy Sciences program) plant and research…
September 18, 2015 - The University of Guelph has begun a new study pertaining to agricultural producer stress, and how farmers may or may not be managing it, as well as investigating producer’s opinions with respect to what resources should be available. "Many of us have personally known producers who…
June 26, 2015, Auburn, NY – During a public forum reviewing policy guidelines for local manure spreading on farms, the Cayuga County Manure Management Working Group welcomed input and questions from area residents. As many as 125 farmers, agronomists, environmentalists and property owners convened at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES June 25…
Urs Eggimann, left, and Jake DeBruyn stand in a field of switch grass.     Photo by AgInnovation Ontario. May 19, 2015 - The current wheat straw shortage is sending farmers in search of bedding alternatives for their livestock and poultry. And they may have found it in biomass crops like…
March 17, 2015, Sacremento, CA – Two local dairies will benefit from California Energy Commission (CEC) grants totaling $8 million for the development of manure-to-energy projects. The CEC recently announced that American Biogas Electric Company was awarded two grants of $4 million each for projects at Bakersfield's Lakeview Farms Dairy…
March 17, 2015, Portland, OR – Four Oregon confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are looking to expand, and the public is invited to comment. The Oregon Department of Agriculture regulates manure discharges form the state's approximately 516 CAFOs, which include dairies and feedlots. READ MORE
February 9, 2015, East Lansing, MI – Piling horse manure up into a miniature mountain and leaving it be no longer flies, according to a recent webinar presentation covering equine management. Old manure practices need to change and horse owners are being urged to develop a manure plan now. According…
January 26, 2015, Milford, DE – Milford poultry farmers Robert and Lisa Masten were honored recently as one of three runners-up for the 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award during Delaware Agriculture Week at the state fairgrounds in Harrington. The honor recognized their efforts to prevent chicken waste from entering the water…
January 5, 2015, Grant Township, MI — A semi-tractor hauling a large trailer wound up jackknifing and rolling over recently, spilling 7,300 gallons of manure in and around the Pigeon River. Officials were called to the scene around 1:15 p.m. about a half mile east of Elkton Road, to find…
At the ARS Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, Illinois, chemical engineer Nasib Qureshi observes and controls a fermentor in which butanol is produced from corn stover and recovered simultaneously with a vacuum.     Photo by Scott Bauer, ARS. November 17, 2014 - Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products…
  October 23, 2014, Callaway County, MO – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is in the process of containing and cleaning up a manure spill in Callaway County. The DNR said an estimated 10,000 gallons of liquid manure was spilled, contaminating an area tributary that flows into Millers Creek…
September 29, 2014 - Texas A&M AgriLife Research has been awarded part of a nationwide $15.7 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service to help fund a two-year program to demonstrate developing technologies for water purification, treatment and recycling and power generation using…
July 14, 2014, Lexington, NE — Nebraska Department of Agriculture director Greg Ibach of Sumner and agriculture advocate Trent Loos of Loup City will be the keynote speakers July 29 at Manure Demonstration Day at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington. It is being presented by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension,…

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