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Ohio has trouble tracking farm waste


October 12, 2010
By Columbus Dispatch

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Ohio has trouble tracking farm waste
When it’s time to remove the manure from his three barns,
dairy farmer Andy Miedema doesn’t reach for a shovel.
He flushes the barns three
times a day with a 10,000-gallon flood of brown water.

October 12, 2010,
Circleville, OH – When it’s time to remove the manure from his three barns,
dairy farmer Andy Miedema doesn’t reach for a shovel.

He flushes the barns three
times a day with a 10,000-gallon flood of brown water. The manure flows to a
trench that leads to a system to filter out the solids, two 11-million-gallon
lagoons and an irrigator that fertilizes nearby fields.

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