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December 23, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Turning poultry litter into profits
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Literature review requested

The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative Inc. (MLMMI) is currently inviting qualified individuals, partnerships, companies, and research organizations to submit an application to conduct a literature review in the area of Beneficial Management Practices for the Application of Manure on Tile Drained Lands. >> Read full article

WI producers share manure-management strategies

Whether they have cows or pigs, producers have manure … and the challenge of what to do with it. >> Read full article

IA DNR sets schedule to train manure applicators

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will start training for all Iowa manure applicators in January. The DNR’s Jeff Prier says they have a couple of times set up. >> Read full article

 Featured News 

Turning poultry litter into profits

Michelle and Paul Chesnik are impassioned poultry farmers. They have eight houses on two adjacent pieces of land in Wicomico County, Md. in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, on the Delmarva Peninsula. Like many of their fellow farmers, they are facing big changes up ahead, and they’ve decided to do something about it.

The recent implementation of the PMT (phosphorous management tool) restricts the spreading of poultry litter based on the FIV (Fertility Index Value) of the soil. Michelle says it’s anticipated there will be an excess of at least 228,000 tons of poultry litter annually. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Southwest Ag Conference

January 5-6, 2016
Location: Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

South Dakota Pork Congress

January 13-14, 2016
Location: Sioux Falls, SD >> More Info

Minnesota Pork Congress

January 19-20, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN >> More Info