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Kevin Solomon, a Purdue assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, plans to improve the production of medicines and fuels from biomass by using giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and horse dung. 
Published in News
The American Biogas Council (ABC), a trade organization that represents the biogas industry in the U.S., has hailed the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act recently introduced by Congressmen Ron Kind and Tom Reed.
Published in News
Pennsylvania is 37 percent short of meeting its goals for nitrogen reduction goal in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. However, the ways Pennsylvania agriculture has changed and will change could have a big influence on agriculture runoff.
Published in News
Connecticut dairy and compost producer Collins Powder Hill Farm is using a compost aeration and heat recovery (CAHR) technology that really sucks, but in a good way.
Published in Compost
Field-applied manure supplies two main forms of nitrogen: organic N, and ammonium N. The ammonium portion is immediately available for plants to use, and the organic portion is not and needs time to break down to become plant-available.
Published in Manure Application
Manure storage lagoons and hurricane-force wind and rain are not a healthy mix. And, as the frequency of severe storms increases, dealing with wild weather is becoming a stark reality for producers in hurricane-prone areas like North Carolina. Many lessons have been learned by the state’s hog producers over the years on how to mitigate the potential consequences of these severe storms.
Published in Swine
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC recently announced a joint investment in a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a vehicle fuel in the state.
Published in News
The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) is moving into summer by installing and testing technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Phosphorus entering the system contributes to the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and Lake Erie.
Published in News
In 2013, Pennsylvanian hog farmer and retired high school teacher, Virgil Gutshall Sr., and his son, Virgil Jr., began to explore various application methods for planting cover crops while side dressing and incorporating hog manure into his corn crops. Virgil Jr., owner and operator of Beaver Ridge Farm, Inc., finishes hogs for Country View Family Farms.  
Published in Profiles
African Swine Fever has caused the loss of hundreds of millions of pigs across China and Southeast Asia, creating a massive shortfall in animal protein supply for these regions through 2020, and possibly for years to come. That shortfall will have significant implications for the U.S. animal protein and feed sectors.
Published in News
ReadyQuip JCB is the newest addition to JCB's growing North American dealer network. The new JCB dealership operates from ReadyQuip's premises in Timmins, Ont., to sell and support JCB machines throughout eastern Ontario, including Algoma, Cochrane, Greater Sudbury and Timiskaming.

"For more than 30 years, ReadyQuip has provided customers with innovative construction machines and outstanding service and support," said Mike Larose, vice president of ReadyQuip JCB. "As a JCB dealer, we now represent the brand that invented the backhoe loader, the telehandler and the telescopic skid steer loader. And with more JCB product innovations on the way, we'll be equipping our customers for even greater success."

ReadyQuip was founded in 1986 and is today a full-line construction equipment supplier. As a JCB dealer, the company offers a full range of JCB construction machines, including backhoe loaders, skid steer and compact track loaders, wheel loaders, excavators and telescopic handlers.

In 2015, ReadyQuip invested $1.5 million to expand its 10-acre head office facility in Timmins, which includes a parts and service department, seven-bay workshop and fleet of support vehicles.

"ReadyQuip has built an outstanding reputation with the customers it has served over the past three decades," said Christian Baillie, vice president of Construction Equipment Dealer Sales for JCB North America. "We're excited to work with the ReadyQuip team to offer the productive, reliable and innovative construction machines their customers need to compete and grow in a competitive market"

JCB is the world's largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction, agricultural and defense equipment. From its North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, and at 21 other manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, China, India and Brazil, JCB manufactures a range of more than 300 products for customers in 150 countries. JCB products include Loadall telescopic handlers, backhoe loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, Access aerial work platforms, rough terrain forklifts, and Fastrac tractors.

For more information, visit www.jcb.com.
Published in News
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has announced the first application funding deadline of July 22, 2019 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) under current approved Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects.
Published in News
Are you searching for the latest research and information related to manure? Then, the North American Manure Expo is a can't miss event!
Published in News
Manure treatment, such as composting, and manure land application are generally considered to be effective measures to reduce bacterial pathogens and utilize the manure in an environmentally sustainable manner. However, unlike pathogenic bacteria, antimicrobial resistant bacteria can persist throughout various manure treatments and land application events.
Published in Manure Handling
Bazooka Farmstar, a manufacturer in the manure and ag industry for 44 years, has officially announced the first LET'S TALK SH*T event. The event caters to the manure applicator as well as farmers participating in manure application. After a unique year of weather challenges, this industry leader looks to provide an event full of entertainment, education and equipment.
Published in News
In 2016, the University of Nebraska decided to close down their swine manure storage lagoon. The hog facility at the university had not been in operation for nearly a decade, and since the lagoon was no longer being used, it was an environmental responsibility.
Published in Storage
Through the months of February and March, Top Crop Manager, Fruit and Vegetable, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager and Potatoes in Canada – the agricultural magazines published by parent company Annex Business Media – polled their readers to find out their opinions on their succession plans and the future of farming in Canada.
Published in News
Early adaptors of precision application tools say there are numerous benefits that come with implementing the technology.
Published in Manure Application
Precision agriculture means using variable rates based on management zones, and it has been gaining popularity over the past decade. Variable rate planting and commercial fertilizer application are the most common types of precision agriculture, but manure may soon be joining their ranks.
Published in Manure Application
The application of livestock manure to farm fields has always been an expense for producers. On-farm research plots were assessed in Ohio following application of liquid swine and liquid dairy manure using drag hoses to provide side-dress nitrogen to emerged corn.
Published in Manure Application
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