Livestock farmers are subject to inspections by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). And, because these assessments usually occur with little or no notice to the farmer, it is essential to be prepared for your livestock farm to be inspected at any time.
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The National Pork Producers Council's board of directors recently announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia.
Early adaptors of precision application tools say there are numerous benefits that come with implementing the technology.
The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that up to $250,000 of funding is available in Oregon for eligible individuals, local and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and tribes through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that the City of Madison, Wisconsin, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and Washington State University's Energy Program have been selected to receive funding for projects to help reduce food waste and loss and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester capacity in the United States. These projects further the federal government's efforts set forth in the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative.
Published in Anaerobic Digestion
After a challenging fall farming season because of above-average rainfall, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is now watching potential manure overflows after spring flooding added to facilities filling up fast.
Calling all livestock producers, custom applicators, researchers, students, and farmers – This July the North American Manure Expo is coming to Indiana!
A bill that would change how concentrated animal feeding operations are permitted in Arkansas was pulled by its House sponsor Wednesday and moved to interim study.
Manure contains ample amounts of nutrients and is considered to be an integral component of dairy farm nutrient management. Significant amounts of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) as well as small amounts of trace minerals are present in dairy manure and can be utilized as a main source of fertilizer for dairy operations, thereby potentially reducing input costs.
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There have been a few phone calls from farmers calling about needing to get their fertilizer license in order to receive or spread poultry litter. This has been the law in Ohio for several years since Senate Bill 1 was passed.
As we continue to search for profitable ways to expand the manure application window in Ohio, we have begun to research dragline application of manure to growing soybeans.
If you have excess dairy manure or are providing manure to a neighboring farmer supplying you with forage, it's important to know a ballpark figure of what that manure is actually worth.
With snow melting and rain falling on frozen soil, Wisconsin's Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast is completely pink today, meaning the risk of manure runoff is severe statewide.
The wet conditions in Iowa have caused issues with the handling of human and animal waste. Department of Natural Resources Environmental Specialist, Doyle McKeever, says they got an anonymous report last week of manure runoff reaching Storm Lake.
What is stockpiling? If you look up stockpile, you’ll find that it means a passive management of solid manure where the material is placed into a storage where it remains until it is either land applied or moved. In either case, the important points to stockpiling are that this is a passive management system, once the manure is stacked it is left alone and not disturbed, and, as a result the pile will become anaerobic.
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For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer an opportunity for agricultural producers in three Ohio watersheds to apply for assistance to install conservation practices that protect water quality through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).
Rain falls, and that might make some farmers happy, depending on the time of year.
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A Minnesota farm family's four-generation conservation initiative garnered national attention at the Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida. The National Corn Growers Association's presented Rick Schlichting's - Schlichting Farms of Rice, Minn. with its 2019 Good Steward Recognition.
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The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has announced the first funding application deadline of March 15, 2019 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). A second funding application deadline is scheduled for May 10, 2019.
Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers who compared phosphorus runoff from fields treated by both methods. However, they predict it will be difficult to persuade farmers to change practices.
Preparing for an inspection on the farmLivestock farmers are subject to inspections by the Environmental Protection…
Iowa DNR watching potential manure overflow after spring floodingAfter a challenging fall farming season because of above-average rainfall,…
Proceeding with precisionEarly adaptors of precision application tools say there are numerous…
NPPC cancels 2019 world pork expo as precautionThe National Pork Producers Council's board of directors recently announced…
Waste to Worth 2019Mon Apr 22, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Ontario Pork CongressTue Jun 18, 2019
North American Manure ExpoWed Jul 31, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Manure Science Review 2019 Wed Aug 07, 2019