Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Announced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/2014-pork-industry-environmental-stewards-announced <div class="node-body article-body">The Pork Checkoff, along with its cosponsor, National Hog Farmer magazine, has selected two pork farms to be honored as the 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards. The award, now in its 20th year, recognizes producers who are dedicated to safeguarding the environment and contributing to their local communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/2014-pork-industry-environmental-stewards-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/2014-pork-industry-environmental-stewards-announced#comments Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:43:00 +0000 50891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Air Management Assessment Tool Helps Set Mitigation Strategies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/air-management-assessment-tool-helps-set-mitigation-strategies <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University’s (ISU) Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) is a website designed as a one-stop shop for pork producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/air-management-assessment-tool-helps-set-mitigation-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/air-management-assessment-tool-helps-set-mitigation-strategies#comments Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:11:00 +0000 50801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Graphic courtesy of Iowa State University. Attention to Detail Assures Maximum Nutrient Level of Manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/attention-detail-assures-maximum-nutrient-level-manure <div class="field-byline"> Source: Illinois Pork Producers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With harvest nearing, pork producers and grain farmers will soon prep for fall field nutrient applications. It is recommended that pork producers pay attention to details, as they pump manure that will be applied on crop acres as a sustainable fertilizer option.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/attention-detail-assures-maximum-nutrient-level-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/attention-detail-assures-maximum-nutrient-level-manure#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:03:00 +0000 50771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Is the EPA Really the Enemy of Agriculture? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-really-enemy-agriculture <div class="field-byline"> Source: The JournalStar.com, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, U.S. EPA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been a main topic of discussion in agricultural circles this week as the debate over the proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule continues to rage. The Lincoln Journal Star newspaper website reports that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman went so far during a conference call with reporters as to call the EPA “the enemy of agriculture,” saying the agency has been turning to overly aggressive attempts at regulation. </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-really-enemy-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-really-enemy-agriculture#comments Environment Food Animal Report Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 50501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com EPA map. House Committee Questions Purpose of EPA Waters and Wetlands Maps http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-committee-questions-purpose-epa-waters-and-wetlands-maps <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology raises questions about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) creation of and intended use for maps highlighting waters and wetlands for all 50 states. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-committee-questions-purpose-epa-waters-and-wetlands-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-committee-questions-purpose-epa-waters-and-wetlands-maps#comments Environment Food Animal Report Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:03:00 +0000 50491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Taking Laser Measurements of Manure Depth Helps Avoid PEDV Risk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/taking-laser-measurements-manure-depth-helps-avoid-pedv-risk <div class="field-byline"> Source: Michigan State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michigan State University (MSU) recommends using laser measuring devices to measure manure depth in swine barns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/taking-laser-measurements-manure-depth-helps-avoid-pedv-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/taking-laser-measurements-manure-depth-helps-avoid-pedv-risk#comments Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:54:00 +0000 50331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Biofilter Conference Scheduled Aug. 20 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biofilter-conference-scheduled-aug-20 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University (ISU) will be hosting a Biofilter Conference on Aug. 20 at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus. The conference is organized around a goal of introducing producers to biofilters and their use for mitigating emissions from animal feeding operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biofilter-conference-scheduled-aug-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biofilter-conference-scheduled-aug-20#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:47:00 +0000 50231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manitoba Undertakes PEDV-Related Manure Sampling Project http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manitoba-undertakes-pedv-related-manure-sampling-project <div class="field-byline"> Source: Manitoba Pork </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manitoba Pork is partnering with the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) on a research project that will allow producers to sample the manure in their pits for the presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manitoba-undertakes-pedv-related-manure-sampling-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manitoba-undertakes-pedv-related-manure-sampling-project#comments Environment PEDV Manure Management Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:18:00 +0000 50221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA Issues Greenhouse Gas Measurement Guidelines http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/usda-issues-greenhouse-gas-measurement-guidelines <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. The report, titled Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, will help USDA evaluate current and future greenhouse gas conservation programs, as well as develop new tools and update existing ones to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners participate in emerging carbon markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/usda-issues-greenhouse-gas-measurement-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/usda-issues-greenhouse-gas-measurement-guidelines#comments Environment Manure Management Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:41:00 +0000 50181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research Looks at Impact of Human Manure Used as Fertilizer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/research-looks-impact-human-manure-used-fertilizer <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Society of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Much like livestock manure, biosolids, or “human manure” is often applied to land as fertilizer. In fact, approximately 50% of all human excrement in the U.S. is spread on various terrains. This is considered a cost-friendly, sustainable method of sewage disposal. Biosolids, or processed human sewage sludge, are normally treated to remove bacteria and pollutants before they are applied to land. However, some toxicants are resistant to degradation and remain in the treated product. Chemicals commonly referred to as “endocrine disrupting compounds” (EDC), which interact with and potentially alter physiological systems in the body, can be found in both unprocessed and processed biosolids.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/research-looks-impact-human-manure-used-fertilizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/research-looks-impact-human-manure-used-fertilizer#comments Environment Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:37:00 +0000 50171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com