State
November 21, 2017, Crawfordsville, IA – A failed hose connection led to a manure spill on the western edge of Louisa County late Nov. 17. An estimated 7,500 gallons of manure spilled into a crop field before the pump shut off. The owner tried to block tile intakes, but manure…
November 21, 2017, Bennington, VT – A legislative panel wants to hear the agriculture agency's case for why farmers should be exempt from environmental enforcement under Vermont's land use law. The Act 250 committee, which met Nov. 15, is tasked with proposing fixes to the state's land use law that…
November 13, 2017, Winnipeg, Man – New hog barns will be built Manitoba. After an all-night session at the Manitoba Legislature, Bill 24 has passed its final reading and received royal assent. The newly passed act amends The Environment Act, removing general prohibitions for the expansion of hog barns and…
October 31, 2017, Milwaukee, WI – The last couple of weeks have been very busy for Michael Best’s clients in the dairy industry. First, our attorneys assisted the Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin (DBA) in settling a lawsuit brought on DBA’s behalf, challenging Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (WDNR) regulation…
October 26, 2017, Atlantic, IA – Staff from the Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s Atlantic field office were in the field recently checking for the source of a manure spill that reached a tributary of East Tarkio Creek in Page County. Staff responded to an Oct. 25 report of a…
October 18, 2017, Winnipeg, Man – Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government's "Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act" during public hearings planned for next week. Public hearings into Bill 24, the Manitoba Government's Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, are scheduled…
October 16, 2017, Des Moines, IA – A state fund set up to oversee Iowa livestock farms and manage the millions of gallons of manure they produce each year has been illegally diverted for other uses by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, according to the program's former manager. Gene…
October 13, 2017, Dyersville, IA – On October 9 and 10, staff from the Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s Manchester field office looked for the source of a fish kill on Hickory and Hewitt Creeks in Dubuque County. Starting at the Highway 136 bridge in Dyersville, DNR staff followed dead…
October 13, 2017, Indianapolis, IN – Indiana lawmakers will meet Oct. 19 to continue hearing testimony as they consider updating regulations on the state’s livestock feeding operations. The Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, which has members from both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly, has already met…
October 12, 2017, Toledo, OH – The operators of three agriculture businesses have been told to pay more than $30,000 for three large fish kills that Ohio's natural resources department says were caused by livestock manure spread on fields. Investigators think ammonia-laden manure put onto the fields in northwestern Ohio…
October 10, 2017, Madison, WI – Manure runoff from a dairy operation in Vernon County has impacted a trout stream in west central Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff continue to monitor the stream quality of Otter Creek, located north of the village of La Farge. Department fisheries biologists…
October 4, 2017 – The Virginia State Water Control Board recently approved a revised proposed regulation for the certification of non-point source nutrient credits. The regulation now moves to the governor’s office for final review before being issued for public comment. The proposed regulation – to be issued pursuant to…
October 3, 2017, Carroll, IA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently reported it had issued an administrative order on a Sac City man for noncompliance with the state’s manure management plan requirements. The order says the man will be required to pay a $10,000 fine, to immediately…
October 3, 2017, Mankato, MN — Minnesota's namesake river is straining from a big increase in water flow caused by farm drainage systems, heavy with nitrates that threaten Mankato's drinking water supply, according to a study conducted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). A summary of the study (pca.state.mn.us/mn-river-study)…
September 27, 2017, Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has extended the grant application deadline for the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), from October 2, 2017, to October 16, 2017 at 5 p.m. PDT. The AMMP is one of two programs designed by CDFA to…
Page 1 of 22

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Next Generation Manure Management Practices Webinar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
South Dakota Pork Congress
Wed Jan 10, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Minnesota Pork Congress
Tue Jan 16, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Value of Biogas West
Tue Jan 16, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Iowa Pork Congress
Wed Jan 24, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM