Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Is biogas production an option for your operation? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biogas-production-option-your-operation <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recovering methane gases through anaerobic digestion is catching on as a way livestock producers can convert manure gases to electricity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biogas-production-option-your-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biogas-production-option-your-operation#comments Business Environment Facilities Marketing Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:43:00 +0000 57751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Implement biosecurity measures in wake of avian influenza http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/implement-biosecurity-measures-wake-avian-influenza <div class="field-byline"> By Dan Andersen, Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department assistant professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Biosecurity measures have become imperative in poultry producers' manure management plans to help in the fight against avian influenza.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/implement-biosecurity-measures-wake-avian-influenza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/implement-biosecurity-measures-wake-avian-influenza#comments Environment Tue, 09 Jun 2015 20:33:00 +0000 57741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Couldn't make it to World Pork Expo? Here's some of what you missed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/couldnt-make-it-world-pork-expo-heres-some-what-you-missed <div class="node-body gallery-body">World Pork Expo packs a lot of activities into three days. Here are five things that you may have missed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/couldnt-make-it-world-pork-expo-heres-some-what-you-missed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/couldnt-make-it-world-pork-expo-heres-some-what-you-missed#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Fri, 05 Jun 2015 02:56:00 +0000 57571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com EPA finalizes WOTUS http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-finalizes-wotus <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-finalizes-wotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-finalizes-wotus#comments Business Environment Business & Marketing Legislative Preview Sun, 31 May 2015 12:07:00 +0000 57481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Olson EPA finalizes 'Waters of the U.S.' rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-finalizes-waters-us-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EPA finalizes "Waters of the U.S." rule. Ambiguous language added to the law that leaves regulation up to the subjectivity of individual regulators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-finalizes-waters-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/epa-finalizes-waters-us-rule#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Wed, 27 May 2015 15:24:00 +0000 57371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Conservation compliance forms needed on file by June 1 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/conservation-compliance-forms-needed-file-june-1 <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA is reminding farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form with their local USDA Service Center by June 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/conservation-compliance-forms-needed-file-june-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/conservation-compliance-forms-needed-file-june-1#comments Business Environment Legislative Preview Fri, 22 May 2015 22:35:00 +0000 57251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 Pork Master: Thomas Livestock Co., Broken Bow, Neb. http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/2015-pork-master-thomas-livestock-co-broken-bow-neb <div class="field-deck"> Doing what’s right for pigs and people </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thomas Livestock Co. empowers employees to make production improvements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/2015-pork-master-thomas-livestock-co-broken-bow-neb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/2015-pork-master-thomas-livestock-co-broken-bow-neb#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Wed, 20 May 2015 17:27:00 +0000 57111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House overturns WOTUS http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-overturns-wotus <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives passed legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the “Waters of the United States” proposed rule.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-overturns-wotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-overturns-wotus#comments Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 18 May 2015 17:03:00 +0000 56941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Celebrating 80 years of lighting, efficiency, comfort http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort <div class="node-body blog-body">May marks the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Administration, and it's time the celebrate the efficiencies and productivity it brought to rural American and modern hog production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort#comments Environment Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 22:30:00 +0000 56781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Micro Manure Management webcast May 22 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/micro-manure-management-webcast-may-22 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A webcast at 1:30 p.m. CDT May 22 will take a look at the smallest manure managers – microbes and soil mesofauna – and how the work they do can drive our farming systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/micro-manure-management-webcast-may-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/micro-manure-management-webcast-may-22#comments Business Environment Manure Management Wed, 13 May 2015 21:30:00 +0000 56771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com