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Iowa Pork offering cost share program

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) to offer additional cost share dollars to pig farmers installing new nutrient loss reduction technologies.

Verify calibration, distribution when applying manure

Liquid manure applications from livestock operations in Iowa typically happen in spring and fall each year as a method of supplying nutrients to the crop grown subsequently. The majority of liquid manure application takes place using a tank or a dragline applicator.

MN dairy farmer blocks spill

A MN dairy farmer found himself in a nightmarish situation Monday night when a valve broke on the liquid manure tank.
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Closed-loop concept

Closed-loop concept could be future of sustainable farms

Dr. Eunsung Kan sees his concept of a closed-loop dairy farm – which reuses wastewater, emits zero waste and powers itself on manure – as the future of sustainable animal farming.

Dr. Kan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research chemical and environmental engineer in Stephenville, said his concept could change the way dairies, swine and poultry farms deal with manure, wastewater and greenhouse gasses while utilizing the waste to generate electricity.

Animal waste is a blessing and curse for dairies.
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Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

Feb. 2-4, 2017
Location: Bavarian Inn & Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI
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Missouri Pork Expo

Feb. 7-8, 2017
Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO
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Pennsylvania Dairy Summit

Feb. 8-9, 2017
Location: Lancaster Marriott, Lancaster, PA
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Ohio Pork Congress

Feb 14-15, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
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