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September 9, 2011, Worcester County, MD - More than two dozen environmental groups, including Assateague Coastal Trust, are calling for a temporary prohibition on building new chicken houses on Maryland's Eastern Shore. "The moratorium would be an opportunity like I said, to step back, take a deep breath for a…
September 9, 2015, Edmonton, Alta – Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has a new fact sheet to provide guidance on the use of non-engineered concrete liners used for manure collection and storage areas. “Concrete is a practical, cost-effective, and long-lasting material to use as a liner for manure collection and storage…
September 8, 2015, Vancouver, BC – After six years of study and delay, the B.C. government is moving to address the widespread problem of livestock manure and other agricultural waste threatening the environment and human health. While noting proper application of manure supports healthy crop growth, the review document warns…
Aug. 26, 2015, Orwell, VT – There are roughly 7,000 small farms in Vermont, yet small farms are not regularly inspected – nor do they currently have to register with the state. But that’s all going to change as a part of Vermont’s Clean Water Act passed earlier this year to…
Aug. 20, 2015, San Francisco – In the green pastures that surround the small towns of Central Pennsylvania, a pig farm is paid to replace California polluters in eliminating thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gases. KQED reports. | READ MORE
July 21, 2015, Osage, IA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered an Osage-based commercial manure service to pay $5,575 for a manure discharge resulting in water-quality violations and a fish kill. The manure was spilled during field application in October 2014, according to an administrative consent order.…
July 7, 2015, Des Moines, IA – Four projects focused on water quality improvement through increased conservation practices by farmers will receive nearly $3.1 million in state funding, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Businesses and agriculture and conservation groups will provide $2.59 million in matching money or in-kind…
June 16, 2015, Baltimore, MB – Pennsylvania this year needs to double the number of farm acres under nutrient management and plant seven times as many acres of forest and grass buffers as it did last year to help it get back on track to meet Chesapeake Bay nutrient reduction…
June 12, 2015, Green Bay, WI – Weak regulatory oversight has allowed large-scale farms in Wisconsin to "spiral out of control" and pollute groundwater without consequences, according to a report commissioned by both state and local advocacy groups. The 137-page report, released June 10, focuses on 16 large dairy and…
June 12, 2015, Osakis, MN – Bruce Asfeld of Osakis is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Even though Dayton later vetoed the agriculture omnibus bill that contained the buffer rules,…
June 8, 2015, Salisbury, MD – June 8, farming changes forever on the Eastern Shore. The long-awaited — and, in some camps, long-dreaded — phosphorus management tool goes into effect in Maryland. The regulation represents the state's biggest effort yet to control the amount of manure that Eastern Shore farmers…
June 8, 2015, Des Moines, IA – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the Iowa Legislature’s continued commitment to partnering with farmers to make significant long-term progress in protecting Iowa’s soil and water resources. The Legislature approved $9.6 million to support the Iowa Water Quality Initiative in the next…
June 4, 2015, Salisbury, MD – Assateague Coastal Trust and Food & Water Watch announced June 1 that they have filed opening arguments in a case against the Maryland Department of the Environment. The groups are requesting judicial review of Maryland's General Discharge Permit for Animal Feeding Operations, which includes…
May 13, 2015, Sunnyside, WA — Three Lower Yakima Valley dairies have reached a settlement with environmental groups ending a lengthy legal battle over groundwater contamination and going, the dairies say, above and beyond federal and state standards for environmental responsibility. The Cow Palace owned by the Dolsen family, George…
April 17, 2015, Olympia, WA – The Washington Department of Ecology this year will rewrite the rules for managing manure from feedlots, a move that could increase the number of livestock producers required to obtain a state permit to confine their animals. Only 10 facilities state wide currently have Concentrated…

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