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January 8, 2020

Maryland to phase in manure restrictions without delay

Joseph Bartenfelder, secretary with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, announced Dec. 23 the state will not delay the restrictions to be imposed on more than 1,300 farms regarding the use of animal manure to fertilize farm fields.

Farmer nutrient certification class offered in Wisconsin

Wisconsin farmers can participate in a free nutrient certification class on Jan. 10 or Jan. 17 to gain a better understanding of nutrient management plans, and how to write their own.

Dry manure applicator certification workshops approaching

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, along with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators across six locations in the state throughout the month of February.

Dominion Energy, Vanguard Renewables partner on waste-to-energy projects

Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables Ag partnered in a more than $200-million nationwide partnership to convert methane from U.S. dairy farms into renewable natural gas (RNG) that can be used to heat homes, power businesses and fuel vehicles. The news of the partnership allows dairy farmers across the United States to strongly consider the business case of adding anaerobic digesters to their operation. » Read more...
Shocking Smell

Shocking smell

As complaints about odor emissions increase, poultry and swine producers have come under increasing pressure to reduce their impact on the surrounding areas. Technology to reduce odor problems have been studied and tested for several years, and in 2019, a two-part system launched to help clear the air. » Read more...

Value of Biogas West Conference

Jan. 14-15, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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South Dakota Pork Congress

Jan. 15-17, 2020
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
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