Federal

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!

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!

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!

USDA seeks applications for CIGs November 2016

The USDA is seeking new proposals for projects to provide new conservation opportunities through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Water contamination prompts racing barn to close October 2016

Scarborough Downs plans to close its horse barn by the end of October, citing an ongoing problem with water contamination caused by horse manure. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NYRA to stop dumping contaminated water into sewers October 2016

The New York Racing Association has agreed to stop dumping water contaminated with horse manure & detergent from the Aqueduct Racetrack into city sewer drains Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

EPA takes action against Puerto Rican dairy farm September 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal order directing a Puerto Rican dairy farm to stop wastewater Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Grant advances manure research in organic farming September 2016

A new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will address how to use manure effectively in organic farming in ways that foster healthy soil Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

OSHA hands fine to ID dairy farm July 2016

OSHA, or Occupational Safety and Health Administration, handed an area dairy two fines totaling $5,600 dollars in relation to the death of an employee Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Lawsuit over NC swine emissions can proceed June 2016

A North Carolina Federal Court ruled that an air pollution lawsuit involving a pig farm can proceed. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

NMPF endorses new legislation June 2016

Legislation introduced recently in the U.S. House of Representatives will help dairy farmers increase their investment in technologies, Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Respondents sought for PA survey on manure use May 2016

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture & the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition are hoping to understand how farmers are using manure Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

How are U.S. dairy operations impacting water quality? May 2016

The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the U.S. dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Comprehensive nutrient management plans more expensive May 2016

If you are thinking of adding new manure storage using federal cost-share funds in the next few years, the cost of getting the right paperwork just went up. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Universities work together to improve equine manure management April 2016

Researchers from 13 land-grant universities examined equine operations and developed educational programs about horse and environmental stewardship. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

WA dairies get no relief from federal suits April 2016

The budget Washington legislators sent to the governor includes money to help dairies manage manure, but doesn’t provide a shield against federal lawsuits Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

EPA drops complaint against TN hog farm April 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ended their investigation into State Rep. Andy Holt’s family farm and subsequently dropped their complaint. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

DVO receives EPA's Nutrient Recycling Challenge Award April 2016

DVO, Inc.’s Phosphorus Recovery system received honors at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Nutrient Recycling Challenge Summit in Washington, DC. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

EPA announces Nutrient Recycling Challenge winners April 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the winners of Phase I of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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