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January 20, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Agitation boats can help GA dairymen
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NC county OKs incentives

Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants in North Carolina after county commissioners approved incentives for the facilities. >> Read full article

WSU seeks retraction

A researcher exploring ways to convert dairy manure into electrical power faked data and claimed his laboratory notebook blew into a manure pit, according to a Washington State University investigation. >> Read full article

Peanut shell biofilter degrades air pollutants

In order to clean the air of pollutants, biotechnology expert Raul Pineda Olmedo, from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), designed a biofilter that uses microorganisms living in the shell of the peanut. >> Read full article

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Puck Custom Enterprises launches its latest pump package, Light Speed. The cellular-based platform allows an onboard computer to monitor engine and pump parameters and report them back to a website that can be controlled by the operator. The system – developed by the Manning, IA, based company – allows full control of the pumping system from anywhere in the world that has Internet access. Or the cab of a tractor. Instead of having five pumps set out with five employees, operators can now monitor five pumps from just a smartphone or an Internet connection. >> Watch Video

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Agitation boats can help GA dairymen

Remote-controlled boats could be a valuable tool for helping Georgia dairymen recycle waste on their farms, according to University of Georgia animal and dairy scientists.

Every day, dairy farmers must clean and maintain cattle barns, which includes washing out the manure that accumulates daily. This manure is sent to a lagoon located on-site, where it is stored before it is spread on fields as fertilizer. Over time, the solids in the waste settle to the bottom of the lagoon. This waste must be stirred up or agitated periodically. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

International Production & Processing Expo

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

Iowa Pork Congress

January 27-28, 2016
Location: Des Moines, IA >> More Info

Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

February 4-6, 2016
Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI >> More Info