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September 14, 2016, Saskatoon, Sask – Research conducted by VIDO-InterVac shows the use of heat has the potential to dramatically improve the cleaning and disinfection of swine transport vehicles. In partnership with Swine Innovation Porc scientists with the University of Saskatchewan, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute, VIDO-InterVac and the Prairie…
September 14, 2016, Fort Atkinson, WI – The University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms Program has been looking at nitrogen efficiency by tracking all sources as it cycles through the growing season from the soil to the corn plants. Megan Chawner has worked with this study, evaluating farms in five different…
September 12, 2016, Lee, IL – Nutrients in surface waters that head toward the Gulf of Mexico are a big issue. Twelve Midwestern states, including Illinois, are in the process of developing or implementing nutrient reduction strategies. Every livestock farm in the state – even very small ones – needs…
September 12, 2016, Olympia, WA – The Washington Department of Ecology said it will re-examine how much money new manure-management rules will cost dairies, responding to complaints that it has vastly understated the financial burden on farms. The department has estimated that complying with the new rules on storing and…
September 12, 2016, Annapolis, MD – The state of Maryland has been pouring millions of public dollars into private efforts to transform one of the Chesapeake Bay's biggest scourges — excess chicken waste — into something marketable. So far, with not much luck. But a new project in Somerset County…
  Manure is a very important nutrient resource. With proper management, it can also improve soil health by supplying nutrients to microorganisms and improving water infiltration and retention by increasing the amount of organic matter in the soil. But before heading to the fields and applying manure this fall, consider…
  It’s summer and temperatures often break the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark. No doubt, we still have a few days before fall when the temperatures will go beyond 100. Why would I be thinking about temperature and nitrogen management at the same time? My simple answer is that manure nitrogen…
  When it comes to manure, I’ve had some pretty strange articles grace my computer’s inbox. There was the eyebrow-raising story about a new clothing line made from manure fibers, the stomach churning feature on ingesting manure as a cancer treatment, and the farmyard heist to end all farmyard heists…
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…

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