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NPPC announces dates for 2021 World Pork Expo

The National Pork Producers Council has cancelled the 2020 Expo as a precaution due to COVID-19 concerns, and has announced the dates for the 2021 World Pork Expo.

Michigan dairies partner with Brightmark for RNG project

Three Michigan dairies have partnered with San Francisco-based sustainable energy company Brightmark, providing manure for a new anaerobic digestion project to create renewable natural gas.

Standardized tests MAPP accurate manure analysis

For the past 25 years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has offered North America’s only Manure Analysis Proficiency Program (MAPP) to improve lab test accuracy for manure.
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Clearing the air, one cow at a time

A research project at the University of Manitoba is examining the effects of “stacking” feed, animal and manure management practices on nutrient efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) production. How can diet and animal bedding impact the manure produced, and what factors will reduce GHGs, odors, and other damaging elements of livestock farming? » Read more...
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Manure Minute: Winter manure application: tips from the experts

While winter conditions may be in the rearview mirror for many producers, some are still dealing with frozen ground, snowfall or heavy rains. For those dealing with adverse conditions and the risk of nutrient runoff, Chryseis Modderman of the University of Minnesota Extension has compiled a list of tips gathered from commercial manure haulers and applicators. » Read more...