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Major Wisconsin manure-to-RNG project now operational

A partnership between three Wisconsin dairies, Brightmark and Dane County, WI, will convert 90,000 gallons of manure to renewable natural gas each day, and makes selling biogas more accessible for other WI farmers.

New Ontario legislation protects farm and food safety

The Government of Ontario recently passed Bill 156, which balances the public’s right to protest with protecting farms from trespassing and harassment, and the Provincial Animal Services Act.

Michigan farm industry resists new manure regulations

The regulation, which came into effect on April 1, 2020, prohibits manure application during January, February or March, with some exceptions, in an effort to reduce nutrient runoff and water pollution.
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Storage solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has made manure disposal difficult for many poultry farmers in the U.K. leading to environmental concerns and uncertainty about next steps. Sinead Mathers, a pig and poultry agri-environment adviser with Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise, provides some tips and best management practices that can benefit poultry producers around the world. » Read more...
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Reaping the benefits

Technology and precision agriculture have come a long way in recent years, including advances in in-field, on-the-go manure analysis. Industry uptake of these technologies has been slower due to policies, lack of education/accessibility and other barriers to precision agriculture tech adoption. Policy will have to adapt for manure and nutrient management to improve in accuracy. » Read more...
JUNE 2019 

African Swine Fever abroad creates waves for U.S. agriculture

U.S. pork exports expected to rise in the wake of massive hog losses in China and southeast Asia. » Read more

Ontario farmers can now access an electronic process to update EFPs

It’s now easier to update Environmental Farm Plans, which helps farmers adopt more sustainable practices. » Read more

JCB dealer network expands in Canada with Readyquip JCB

A new dealership in Timmins, Ont., will provide JCB machine support to farmers in eastern Ontario. » Read more