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April 15, 2015
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Wisconsin’s making inroads managing manure

Mother Nature might serve up four seasons, but as a farmer, I can tell you there are really only two: cropping season and meeting season. We’re just coming off another meeting season in Wisconsin. This year, a number of those winter meetings focused on manure and the nutrients it contains, especially phosphorus and nitrogen. >> Read full article

Ohio’s Senate Bill 1

Ohio’s legislature passed a bill intended to control algae production in Lake Erie and its western basin. The law will regulate manure and fertilizer applications in the watersheds of the western basin of Lake Erie. The effective date of this new law is June 21, 2015. >> Read full article

Methane joins milk as dairy profit item

A few California dairymen are dispensing home-grown natural gas as well as milk as a profit item, pleasing their environmentalist friends as well as their neighbours. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Open system

It’s been in the works for about a decade, but North American and international patents have been issued to Himark BioGas International for its unique technology, noted for its ability to use high solids feedstock like open-pen feedlot manure to produce biogas through anaerobic digestion.

Developed initially through the Alberta Research Council, it was refined and commercialized by Himark through further research at a working feedlot, biogas and ethanol production facility near Vegreville, Alberta. It later was marketed and demonstrated successful on a much larger commercial scale at a feedlot, biogas, and ethanol facility in Kansas. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Dairy Environmental Systems & Climate Adaptation Conference and Tour

July 29-31, 2015
Location: The Statler Hotel, Ithaca, NY >> More Info

Royal Agriculture Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info