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Online tool for manure storage

An online tool has been developed to help save the lives of people who enter manure storage facilities on the farm. >> Read full article

IA seeking CAFO rule input

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is holding six public hearings from May 23 to June 3 to gather input on proposed rule changes for animal feeding operations. >> Read full article

DVO announces anaerobic digester in China

Both installation and commissioning are complete on a DVO, Inc. anaerobic digester at Austasia Modern Dairy Farm in Xianhe, located in Shandong Province, China. >> Read full article

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From Pig to Pump Smithfield tackles sustainability

What happens when you bring an alternative energy company and pig farms together? Well if the farm owner is Smithfield Foods Hog Production in northern Missouri, which finishes two million pigs a year, and the energy company is Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), the answer is a lot of renewable natural gas.

About six years ago, Smithfield (then Premium Standard Farms) was dealing with issues around its sustainable manure management plan. Rudi Roeslein, founder and president of Roeslein Alternative Energy, didn’t see a problem but a potential partnership. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Centre for Food Integrity - Public Trust Summit

May 31, 2016
Location: Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa >> More Info

2016 North American Manure Expo

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

Canadian Beef Industry Conference

August 9-11, 2016
Location: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, Calgary >> More Info