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DFA, Vanguard Renewables announce alliance

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Vanguard Renewables recently announced a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country.

IA ag budget would close ISU's Leopold Center

Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture would be closed under a House-Senate agriculture bill unveiled April 12. The bill would cut the state's general fund budget for state agriculture and natural resources programs by 5.6 percent compared to the current fiscal year.

From moo to goo: Cooperating microbes convert methane to alternative fuel source

Oil and gas wells and even cattle release methane gas into the atmosphere, and researchers are working on ways to not only capture this gas but also convert it into something useful and less-polluting. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a new system to convert methane into a deep green, energy-rich, gelatin-like substance that can be used as the basis for biofuels and other bioproducts, specialty chemicals — and even feed for cows that create the gas in the first place.
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It's crappy slogan time for the North American Manure Expo

Officials with the North American Manure Expo – being held August 22 and 23, 2017, in Arlington, Wisc. – are hoping to update the event's collectible T-shirt, an annual favorite among attendees. So, the hunt is now on for some of the crappiest slogans out there. Spread the word or provide your own "deposit." Slogans are being collected through June 15. » Read more...

World Pork Expo 2017

June 7-9, 2017
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2017

July 11-13, 2017
Location: Ebert Enterprises, Algoma, WI
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Empire Farm Days 2017

August 8-10, 2017
Location: Rodman Lott and Son Farms, Seneca Falls, NY
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