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Solving surplus manure with a look to the past


July 7, 2020
By Manure Manager

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The U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is working on a solution to excess manure nutrients by looking to the past.

Family mixed farms have been replaced by large-scale crop and livestock operations over the past sixty years. While this has increased yield and efficiency, it has also created a disconnect between the two – and excess manure.

ARS scientists are proposing “manure-sheds” as a way to reconnect crop and livestock operations. The plan involves identifying manure “sources” and “sinks” and finding ways to sustainably transport and store manure to increase access and reduce excess. |READ MORE