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WI manure applicators: Plan to spread? Look ahead

With an early spring looking like a good possibility, Wisconsin agriculture officials are asking farmers to check the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast online before spreading manure.

PA legislator floats manure hauler minimum age

A state legislator from Chester County has looked into the possibility of setting a minimum age for commercial manure haulers, but he says he is not necessarily thinking of proposing legislation.

IN animal farm measure approved

The Indiana House approved a more streamlined process for authorizing confined animal feeding operations under a bill passed Feb. 27.
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Wood chips for cow chips

Wood chip pads were already part of the Irish, British and New Zealand waste management scene, but it wasn’t until Tom Basden – an extension specialist with West Virginia University – noticed many beef producers were having winter time pasture issues, that the system was introduced to the U.S.
In the mid-Atlantic, there are many small to medium farms (50 to 200 head) that are pasture-based, cow-calf operations. The cows go out to pasture spring through fall, but when they are brought back into the barnyard to be confined for the winter, environmental issues arise, leading to potential regulatory issues. But, if the farmers were to put the animals back in their pastures it would create damage to the fields.
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Midwest Poultry Federation Convention

March 14-16, 2017
Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre, Saint Pasul, MN
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Value of Biogas East

March 23, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Central Plains Dairy Expo

March 28-30, 2017
Location: Sanford Premier Center Complex, Sioux Falls, SD
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