Environment Protection

New CAFO permit takes effect March 3 in WA February 2017

The new CAFO waste discharge permit, long in development with WA Department of Ecology, was issued in final form in mid-January & will become effective March 3 Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CAFOs: The good, the bad and the possible February 2017

With good sense and advance planning, CAFOs won’t destroy rural life as we know it. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Winter application of manure in OH February 2017

Given the warmer than normal winter and large amounts of rainfall received in areas, some livestock producers will be looking to apply manure in February Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Scope of manure spreading alarms WI residents February 2017

About two dozen area residents asked two Door County committees to request the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to limit spreading manure Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Bill would clarify solid waste disposal rules for U.S. ag February 2017

Lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the federal Solid Waste Disposal Act to help farmers understand which manure management rules they’re supposed to follow Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

ND farm opponents argue permit process flawed, unfair February 2017

Landowners living near a planned large hog farm in North Dakota argue that significant changes made to the permit should have reopened the case for more comment Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Pit gases pose danger in beef barns February 2017

Hydrogen sulfide gas is a serious issue both in and around barns with liquid manure storage. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

MA farm digester receives $21,410 fine February 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) has assessed a $21,410 penalty on Rutland AD 1 for violating air pollution control regulations Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Managing organic waste in agricultural regions January 2017

Cows inevitably lead to a significant amount of manure, and managing that organic waste is an important problem for everyone living in the state. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Iowa Pork offering cost share program January 2017

The Iowa Pork Producers Association is offering additional cost share dollars to pig farmers installing new nutrient loss reduction technologies. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Combo of strategies effective at mitigating manure odor January 2017

South Dakota State University engineer says a combination of strategies can be used to successfully address the odor emitted from swine operations. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

MN dairy farmer blocks spill January 2017

A MN dairy farmer found himself in a nightmarish situation Monday night when a valve broke on the liquid manure tank. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

MPCA investigating manure leak in MN January 2017

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources are investigating after a manure leak on a dairy farm in rural Olmsted County. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Closed-loop concept could be future of sustainable farms January 2017

Dr. Eunsung Kan sees his concept of a closed-loop dairy farm – which reuses wastewater, emits zero waste and powers itself on manure – as the future. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Concerns as new rules aim to curb WA manure pollution January 2017

Washington environmental regulators have released new permit rules aimed at reducing the amount of manure pollution that gets into rivers and lakes Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

AR manure pond isn't leaking, analysis says January 2017

A study conducted at C&H Hog Farms found no evidence of a hog manure leak at the farm 6 miles from the Buffalo River Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

U.S. reaches settlement with IA dairy January 2017

Meadowvale Dairy has agreed to pay a civil penalty and take actions to prevent illegal discharges to Iowa streams in compliance with the Clean Water Act Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Certification sessions for VT custom manure applicators January 2017

To comply with Act 64, Vermont's water quality bill, custom manure applicators must become certified in order to apply manure on farms & cropland in the state Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

2017 nutrient management calendars available January 2017

This easy-to-use record keeping calendar for livestock operations that keeps track of manure related records is available to all livestock producers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NRCS funding targets small dairies in MD, VA January 2017

Small dairies in western Maryland and Virginia will likely benefit from a $4.57 million grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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