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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…
August 19, 2016, Amherst, WI – A coroner says a Wisconsin farmer and more than a dozen cattle died when they became overcome by fumes from a huge manure holding tank. CBS Wausau affiliate WSAW reports that the 29-year-old man was found by other farm workers when they arrived at…
July 27, 2016 - Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide - a common industrial waste gas. "Instead of having the waste go to waste, you make it into something you want," says Ludmilla Aristilde,…
July 14, 2016 - In Washington, Ensyn has announced ground-breaking on a new 10 million gallon biobased hydrocarbon fuel project in Port-Cartier Quebec.  The facility, which will be 50 per cent owned by Ensyn and will receive financing support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. The project was announced live on-stage…
May 13, 2016 - A zero-waste manufacturing process has long been a dream for industries, especially in areas where businesses believe their byproducts hold great potential. In the production of biofuels that waste product is known as lignin - a pulpy, fibrous mass remaining after plants are processed. It can…
May 12, 2016, Oak Brook, IL – The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the U.S. dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts that are a major challenge from a sustainability perspective, reported Sarah Mikesell from the Large Dairy Herd Management Conference being held…

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