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September 16, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: New fact sheet on concrete liners for manure storage
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Report says IA met manure spill guidelines

Iowa has met the goals it established with the federal government two years ago to improve enforcement of manure management on livestock farms, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources told environmental regulators in a recent report. >> Read full article

Energy from VT manure-fed algae project gets boost

A long-simmering project to wring fuel and electricity from manure-fed algae at a Charlotte dairy farm warmed up recently with the announcement of a key partnership with Vermont's largest power utility. >> Read full article

Advocates back bill preventing limits on alternative energy

Advocates of turning cow manure and other waste into energy are backing a bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House that would forbid putting caps on how much electricity those systems can sell to the grid. >> Read full article

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New fact sheet on concrete liners for manure storage

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has a new fact sheet to provide guidance on the use of non-engineered concrete liners used for manure collection and storage areas.

“Concrete is a practical, cost-effective, and long-lasting material to use as a liner for manure collection and storage areas at confined feeding operations,” said extension specialist Deanne Madsen. “This technical guideline describes specifications for concrete liners that can be used to satisfy the requirements of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act and its regulations.” >> Learn More…

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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