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March 2, 2016
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Gulf’s problems difficult to fix

As in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the federal government has stepped in to speed progress in the Gulf of Mexico’s water quality dilemma. >> Read full article

Ammonia study concerns

A recent survey showing “slight improvement” in air pollution releases from Yakima County dairies isn’t easing the concerns of neighbors and environmentalists, especially with a new study linking ammonia from manure to decreased lung function in children with asthma. >> Read full article

Register for ID nutrient management conference

Registration has begun for the 2016 Idaho Nutrient Management Conference, which starts at 8 a.m. March 10 at the Best Western Sawtooth Inn in Jerome, ID. >> Read full article

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Livestock producers can reduce fossil fuel use

Livestock producers can reduce fossil fuel use

A Minto area farmer says livestock producers have an opportunity to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases by reducing their use of fossil fuels.

David Rourke, a Minto area farmer, told those on hand for the 2016 Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association Conference and Annual General Meeting, to meet global greenhouse gas reduction targets, it will be necessary to reduce our fossil fuel use by 90 per cent by about 2030 and suggests a carbon tax, in the range of $240, could provide the incentive to accomplish that. >> Learn More…

 
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2016 Golden State Dairy Management Conference

March 8-10, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites Monterey Bay - Seaside, Calif. >> More Info

Large Dairy Herd Management Conference

May 1-4, 2016
Location: Hilton Oakbrook Hills Resort & Conference Center, Oakbrook, Ill. >> More Info

2016 North American Manure Expo

August 3-4, 2016
Location: London, Ohio >> More Info