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Jan 31, 2014
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2013 Environmental Stewards: Blue Mountain Farms Anaerobic Digester

Blue Mountain Farms, owned by Circle Four Farms, houses 21,000 feeder to finish animals and ships about 55,000 animals from farm to market each year. The farm uses anaerobic digesters to create methane gas, which is sold to the local power company. Flushed from the under-barn pits to the digesters, the manure creates enough power from the methane gas to power 3,000 homes....More
Jan 31, 2014
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2013 Environmental Stewards: Krikke Pork Manure Fertilizer

Krikke Pork, Greenwich, Ohio, is a 2013 Envinronmental Steward Award winner. "Being good stewards of the land is a requirement. Our goal is to leave the land in better shape than when we found it," says Howard Krikke. The farm raises 10,000 wean to finish hogs each year, and uses the manure to fertilize their crops. The tanks under the barn hold a years worth of manure. ...More
Jan 31, 2014
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2013 Environmental Stewards: Bacon Hill Anaerobic Digester

The Bacon Hill farm in Dodge, Neb., uses anaerobic digesters to get rid of odor and produce enough methane gas to power the entire farm. The farm uses about 20% of the energy created. The rest is sold to the local power company, and is enough energy to power about 53 homes each year....More
Jan 31, 2014
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2013 Environmental Stewards: Russell Brothers Wind Power

The Russell Brothers, Monticello, Iowa, have been farming in the county since the Civil War and produce 14,000 wean to finish pigs each year. The farm built a wind turbine that provides 60-80% of the farms total electrical energy needs each year....More
Aug 20, 2013
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Announcing National Hog Farmer's New Blueprint App 38

National Hog Farmer now offers the wealth of information contained in the popular Blueprint Series in a new app designed for both tablets and smartphones....More
NPPC President Randy Spronk.
Jun 14, 2013
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NPPC President Spronk Outlines Pork Industry Issues at World Pork Expo 5

During an interview at World Pork Expo, National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk provides an update on key issues the pork industry is facing....More
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