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November 10, 2017, Kewaunee, WI – The Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance regulating manure irrigation at its Nov. 7 meeting. The Chapter 37 Agricultural Waste and Process Wastewater Irrigation Ordinance allows low pressure-drip irrigation at a height no greater than 18 inches to apply nutrients during…
September 29, 2017, Bailey’s Harbor, WI – In a 3-2 vote, the Door County Land Conservation Committee decided to forward a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), voicing support for the karst-targeted changes to NR 151, the state’s manure-handling rule, but also asking for clarification on the…
September 25, 2017, Sauk Centre, MN – More farmers will bring feedlots into compliance in Minnesota’s number one dairy-producing county — cutting pollution to a Mississippi River tributary in the process — thanks to Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District staff’s ability to leverage federal funds and provide technical…
August 8, 2017, Celina, OH – About 40 area developers, politicians, farmers and business leaders gathered July 29 for the Our Land, Our Water Tour to learn more about land and manure-management efforts that could help improve Grand Lake's water quality. The event was hosted at Schmitmeyer Farm near Coldwater…
July 26, 2017, Des Moines, IA - As one of 12 legislators who drafted the bill in 2002 that created the Master Matrix, a current member of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors tasked with reviewing Master Matrix applications, and a lifelong Iowa farmer, I have a unique perspective on…
May 29, 2017, Kewaunee County, WI - Kewaunee County is working on a draft ordinance that would require farmers to use low-pressure methods when dropping liquid manure on their fields. It's an alternative to the more controversial method of spraying.For years now Kewaunee County has been battling soil and water…
July 27, 2016, Nebraska City, NE – Otoe County zoning administrator Dave Schmitz recently told the county board that adjustments are proposed to livestock zoning regulations that a Nebraska court called the strictest in the state. The proposal would still require a mile separation between livestock operations and new houses,…
January 6, 2016, Guelph, Ont – Back by popular demand, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association recently announced the return of the Manure and Biosolids Management Program. Part of the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI), the Manure and Biosolids Management Program is available to custom applicators in the…
December 22, 2015, Kewaunee County, WI — Officials in Kewaunee County are moving forward with a feasibility study designed to address the issue of farm runoff. County leaders say a bio-digester system could process manure from thousands and thousands of cows. READ MORE
November 2, 2015, Dane County, WI – A new technology that would completely separate all nutrients from manure collected at the Town of Springfield digester, leaving clean water behind, may not be in the cards. Last week, the Dane County Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resource (EANR) Committee voted to amend…
September 22, 2015, Camp Verde, AZ – Sharing in the state of Arizona just got a little easier, for manure anyway. The Oak Creek Watershed Council launched its free web-based Manure Share Program on Sept. 14. The online module allows any resident of Arizona the opportunity to share or find…
May 28, 2015, Winona, MN – The debate over the future of livestock farming in Winona County began recently. The county Planning Commission is gearing up to consider raising or eliminating the county's animal unit cap, which limits the size of livestock feedlots to 1,500 animal units or 1,071 mature…
May 15, 2015, Auburn, NY – Last October's public forum centering on the negative impact of manure runoff in Cayuga County watersheds has netted a report recommending policy guidelines to preserve water quality. An advisory group comprised of county legislators, health, environment and governmental officials can now access the Recommendation…
May 11, 2015, Santa Rosa, CA – Regulators have signed off on an unusual watershed cleanup project that gives Santa Rosa credit for removing a potential source of pollution of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, credit the city can use to avoid stiff fines should its wastewater treatment plant pollute…
March 30, 2015, Green Bay, WI – Door County Conservationist Bill Schuster told his oversight Land Conservation Committee this month he doesn’t want a repeat of the meeting at the Jacksonport Town Hall in early December, dealing with the after-effects of a manure spreading accident that sickened 16 people while…
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