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Global 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Council launched

The NSCC will serve as the international governing body of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program, ensuring consistency across the program.

Microbial benefits to reusing chicken litter

A new study conducted by the USDA’s National Poultry Research Center in Athens, GA, shows the microbiome in reused poultry litter can deter growth of pathogens like Salmonella.

DFA sets 10-year goal to reduce GHG emissions by 30 percent

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy co-operative owned by family farmers, has become the first U.S. dairy co-op to set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Daring to change: dairy farms respond to the climate

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the dairy industry is headed in the right direction, as described in this 2019 story. Among other findings, the USDA’s recent Dairy Co-ordinated Agricultural Project study discovered manure separation and bio-digestion have the potential to reduce GHG emissions from manure by 68 percent. These practices have become increasingly common on dairy farms. » Read more...
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The future of sampling

For decades, soil testing has required little more than a shovel, a bucket and a lab’s mailing address. All of that is in the process of changing: soil testing is currently undergoing significant automation and technological innovation. As this story from September 2019 details, in the near future, expect to be doing a very different kind of soil testing. » Read more...
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2019 Manure Expo draws large crowd

About 1,000 people visited Fair Oaks, IN, for the two-day show to see the latest in manure management and application. » Read more

Drones on the farm: Using facial recognition to keep cows healthy

The goal of the system is to identify each cow, locate it in a pasture and measure vital health information. » Read more

Bion’s nitrogen fertilizer passes key hurdle

Bion Environmental Technologies, a developer of advanced livestock waste treatment technology, received support for ammonium bicarbonate as a fertilizer. » Read more