Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Farmers, ‘Right to Farm’ is Your Friend http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/farmers-right-farm-your-friend <div class="field-deck"> <i>Maxwell Farms of Indiana wins four lawsuits; appeal likely</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers do have rights, and one of those is the right to farm. Four individual courts cases, all against Maxwell Farms hog operations in Indiana, were seeking damages from farms for creating a nuisance in regards to odor, manure management practices and location of farms. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/farmers-right-farm-your-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/farmers-right-farm-your-friend#comments Business Environment Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:50:00 +0000 49751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Stop the EPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/stop-epa <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Stop the EPA Act” has been introduced in the U.S House to protect families and businesses from an “out-of-control and aggressive EPA regulatory agenda.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/stop-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/stop-epa#comments Business Environment Legislative Preview Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:38:00 +0000 49661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Technology Turns Manure into Clean Water http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/technology-turns-manure-clean-water <div class="field-byline"> Source: Michigan State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The McLanahan Nutrient Separation System, developed at Michigan State University (MSU), combines an anaerobic digester with an ultrafiltration, air stripping and reverse osmosis system to produce clean water. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/technology-turns-manure-clean-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/technology-turns-manure-clean-water#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 49311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Land Grant Universities Partner with Hypoxia Task Force to Coordinate Runoff Research, Programs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/land-grant-universities-partner-hypoxia-task-force-coordinate-runoff-research-programs <div class="field-byline"> Source: EPA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force recently announced a partnership with 12 land grant universities to support state-level strategies and actions to curb water pollution. The agreement is the first for the task force with non-governmental entities. The Hypoxia Task Force is a partnership of five federal agencies, tribes, and environmental quality, agricultural, and conservation agencies from 12 basin states working to address nutrient pollution and the hypoxic zone, or dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/land-grant-universities-partner-hypoxia-task-force-coordinate-runoff-research-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/land-grant-universities-partner-hypoxia-task-force-coordinate-runoff-research-programs#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 49301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manure Science Review Scheduled for Aug. 14 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-science-review-scheduled-aug-14 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Organizers of the Aug. 14 Manure Science Review say farmers will be able to learn more about manure’s two shades of “green,” as the upcoming event offers opportunities to learn more about both the green of greater crop yields and the green of a cleaner environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-science-review-scheduled-aug-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-science-review-scheduled-aug-14#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:42:00 +0000 49291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NPPC Seeks 'Notice, Comment Period' On Water Rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-seeks-notice-comment-period-water-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A group of agricultural organizations, led by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, said an interpretive rule that accompanies a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation is a legislative rule that must go through notice and comment rulemaking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-seeks-notice-comment-period-water-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-seeks-notice-comment-period-water-rule#comments Environment Food Animal Report Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:32:00 +0000 49251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com North American Manure Expo Takes Place July 8 & 9 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/north-american-manure-expo-takes-place-july-8-9 <div class="field-byline"> Source: North American Manure Expo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The North American Manure Expo will be held July 8 and 9, 2014 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 North Grant Ave., Springfield, MO. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/north-american-manure-expo-takes-place-july-8-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/north-american-manure-expo-takes-place-july-8-9#comments Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:31:00 +0000 48631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Purdue Hosts Conservation Drainage Field Day June 17 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/purdue-hosts-conservation-drainage-field-day-june-17 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A two-stage conservation drainage ditch and nitrate-reducing system will be showcased at a June 17 field day sponsored by Purdue Extension. The Conservation Drainage Field Day will be held 9-10:30 a.m. at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center at 8348 U.S. 231, south of Lafayette. A two-stage ditch and denitrifying bioreactor were installed at the center in 2012 to gauge their water quality impacts. Recent results will be revealed at the field day. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/purdue-hosts-conservation-drainage-field-day-june-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/purdue-hosts-conservation-drainage-field-day-june-17#comments Environment Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:40:00 +0000 48621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com EPA Waters of the U.S. Rule Continues to Rile Ag Community http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-waters-us-rule-continues-rile-ag-community <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by National Hog Farmer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Waters of the United States rule has been a contentious topic of discussion in agricultural circles recently. This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the comment period for the proposed rule will be extended to October 20 instead of ending July 21, with a deadline of July 7 to comment on the accompanying interpretive rule governing agricultural exemptions to the rule. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-waters-us-rule-continues-rile-ag-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-waters-us-rule-continues-rile-ag-community#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:18:00 +0000 48611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producers Want More Time to Comment On Water Rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/producers-want-more-time-comment-water-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council and 71 national and state agricultural organizations are requesting extensions of the comment periods on a proposed regulation and accompanying agricultural exemptions rule related to changes in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) that could negatively affect farmers and ranchers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/producers-want-more-time-comment-water-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/producers-want-more-time-comment-water-rule#comments Environment Manure Management Fri, 30 May 2014 15:20:00 +0000 48351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com