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January 6, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Composted litter yields big savings
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USDA supports IA livestock producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a host of new efforts to help Iowa's farmers and livestock producers conserve water and soil resources and improve nutrient management practices on the state's 30 million acres of farmland. >> Read full article

Dairy ADs better investment, says study

Dairy methane digesters are among the most cost-effective investments the state can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve California's climate change prevention goals, according to a new study by Ramboll Environ. >> Read full article

Manure, biosolids management program launched

Back by popular demand, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association recently announced the return of the Manure and Biosolids Management Program. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Composted litter yields big savings

Ask any poultry or dairy farmer, and they will say that bedding is one of their highest input costs, with kiln dried wood shavings a common choice for both these operations. However, some have found ways to minimize bedding costs, while also making better use of the manure generated by their livestock as organic fertilizer.

Consider the litter management practices at the large, Pennsylvania-based, poultry operation, Wen-Crest Farms. Using wood chips as their litter, they have learned how to repeatedly compost and reuse their litter for an entire year without adding any fresh material. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

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

International Production & Processing Expo

January 26-28, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA >> More Info