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January 27, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: What do you do if you dump your manure pond?
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Manure value depends on crop

An extension professor with University of Missouri says the economic value of livestock manure will depend very much on the crop that it's being used to fertilize. >> Read full article

IDA responds to producer needs

Idaho Dairymen's Association has hired a nutrient and water management specialist to meet the growing needs of its producer members. >> Read full article

SD House OKs regs

Manipulated manure should be subject to inspection fees and other state regulations in South Dakota, similar to commercial fertilizer and other soil amendments, the state House of Representatives decided recently. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

What do you do if you dump your manure pond?

Since May 2007, there’s been much written about the Dairy General Order in the Central Valley. Producers are curious about what happens when people have more liquid than their pond will hold. The old cliché of the best defense is a good offense applies. First and foremost, manage pond storage capacity so you have enough room.

Implementation of your Operation and Maintenance Plan is essential during rainy weather. If storage is a short commodity, do your best to minimize daily fresh water entering the pond and maximize diversion of roof run-off where and when feasible. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

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

World Ag Expo

February 9-11, 2016
Location: Tulare, CA >> More Info

National Farm Equipment Show

February 10-13, 2016
Location: Louisville, KY >> More Info