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May 24, 2012, Harrisonburg, VA – A Timberville dairy producer has paid a $6,825 fine for allowing manure to spill into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality cited the farm after the owner informed an agency official about the spill during an annual…
May 22, 2012 – The Sacramento meeting to discuss management of agricultural nitrogen has been changed to June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Farm Bureau Federation in Sacramento. The change was made to accommodate participants who also wish to attend the June 12 CV Salts…
May 16, 2012 – The University of California Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) are hosting two nitrogen management forums in June 2012. The first forum is being…
May 8, 2012 - The recent approval of a conditional use permit to operate a hog facility in Davison County, South Dakota, gives Jackrabbit Family Farms a green light for pre-construction preparation, officials associated with the project say. That green light assumes there will be no lawsuit against the permit…
Farmers can now go online for the latest forecast showing the risk that runoff from manure spread on their fields could pose to lakes, rivers or groundwater, state agricultural and natural resource officials say. Wisconsin’s runoff risk advisory forecast shows what parts of the state are at high risk over…
April 24, 2012, Dover, DE – The Delaware Nutrient Management Commission has released its 2011 annual report, documenting the progress Delaware farmers and other nutrient handlers have made in reducing nutrient runoff. The report, recently submitted to Governor Jack Markell and members of the General Assembly, reviews accomplishments for the…
April 24, 2012, Parlier, CA – A public workshop will be hosted May 3 in Parlier, CA, to provide an opportunity for people to hear about the Nitrate in Groundwater study in the Tulare Lake Basin plus hear local perspectives on the study results. Western United Dairymen president Tom Barcellos…
April 19, 2012, Columbus, OH – New Zealand’s regulations on the environmental impacts of agriculture, including a unique “nutrient trading” program between sources of non-point pollution – essentially, between farmers within a watershed – is the topic of free presentation April 20. Environmental Regulation and Agriculture in New Zealand: Lessons…
April 19, 2012 – A new tax credit for manure management systems is in the first budget by Manitoba’s former agriculture minister delivered recently. The province’s planned refundable nutrient management tax credit for livestock producers will be equal to 10 per cent of the capital cost of prescribed nutrient management…
April 10, 2012, Boise, ID  — A new water discharge permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) has been released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boise, ID. The new EPA General Permit regulates discharges to surface waters from most Idaho CAFOs, including those on tribal lands. The permit…
April 11, 2012, Brookings, SD – Livestock manure nutrients are a valuable resource available to crop farmers in South Dakota. When obtaining manure from an outside livestock facility, especially from an out-of-state facility, crop farmers are encouraged to ask about environmental permits at the state and county level, explains Erin…
March 22, 2012 – As a result of unusually warm and dry weather, lack of snow and projected weather forecast over the next few weeks the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets in agreement with the Agency of Natural Resources and Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, is lifting the winter…
March 19, 2012, San Luis Obispo, CA – After two days of public testimony and deliberations, California’s Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted rules that will require farmers to closely monitor water quality and reduce polluted runoff. The water board voted unanimously to require that farmers adopt irrigation…
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