The EPA issued its final 297-page rule regarding the “Waters of the U.S.” redefining what ditches, streams, ponds and wetlands will be regulated under the Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, the rule would provide more clarity and addresses concerns that earlier definitions were too broad and vague.
Steve Kerns of Clearfield, Iowa; Marti Knoblock of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Keith Schoettmer of Tipton, Ind. and Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio, have been named the finalists for the inaugural America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program....More
NPPC strongly urges the Obama administration to delay implementation of the new Clean Water Act rule, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, business people and landowners....More
Hog producers have two more opportunities to take in the Pork Checkoff’s webinar series “Assessing and Understanding the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity” with Tuesday’s installment presented by Virginia Tech's Shelly Rhoads....More
As fall harvest nears, hog producers will be preparing to empty their manure pits. Producers need to be conscious of the dangers that lurk in the form of hydrogen sulfide that has claimed at least four lives this year....More