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November 26, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Feature: Winter manure application tips
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Art of composting manure helps fields, feedlots

Livestock producers have a valuable asset at their disposal: the manure produced from their animals. And by taking a little extra time and putting that manure through the composting process, they can reduce the amount of material they have to spread on the field, reduce the likelihood of pollution and benefit the crops and soils. >> Read full article

State wants to reduce tax credit to biomass digesters

Oregon wants to scale back the tax incentives that currently go to more than half a dozen projects across the state that generate power from manure. >> Read full article

WSDA working on manure application bill

The Washington Department of Agriculture is quietly working on a bill to regulate the application of livestock manure on farm fields. >> Read full article

RUSLE2 workshop in IA

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is holding a RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index workshop December 18 at the Polk County office in Altoona, IA. >> Read full article

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Winter Manure Application Tips

Feature: Winter manure application tips

Challenging weather conditions are causing some tough manure management decisions.

When injection/incorporation is not an option, surface application should be considered. However, surface application can result in additional nitrogen loss so application rate adjustments may be appropriate. Surface application on frozen or snow-covered ground poses additional runoff risks. Based on potential nutrient losses and water quality impacts, winter manure application is not recommended. >> Learn More…

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 Event Calendar 

Midwest Manure Summit

February 24-25, 2015
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, WI >> More Info

Western United Dairymen Annual Convention

March 18-20, 2015
Location: Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite, CA >> More Info

Waste to Worth

March 30-April 3, 2015
Location: Westin Hotel, Seattle, Washington >> More Info

Dairy Environmental Systems & Climate Adaptation Conference and Tour

July 29-31, 2015
Location: The Statler Hotel, Ithaca, NY >> More Info