Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en 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 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 Washington state dairies settle over manure management practices http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/washington-state-dairies-settle-over-manure-management-practices <div class="field-byline"> Source: Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against three Yakima Valley dairies in Washington state found to be posing an imminent threat to public health because of their manure-management practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/washington-state-dairies-settle-over-manure-management-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/washington-state-dairies-settle-over-manure-management-practices#comments Business Environment Facilities Manure Management Wed, 13 May 2015 20:55:00 +0000 56761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Does hog size impact manure production? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/does-hog-size-impact-manure-production <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does raising hogs to heavier weights create new considerations when designing manure storage facilities in an operation?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/does-hog-size-impact-manure-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/does-hog-size-impact-manure-production#comments Business Environment Facilities Manure Management Wed, 13 May 2015 20:05:00 +0000 56751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ohio farmers face new manure handling practices http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/ohio-farmers-face-new-manure-handling-practices <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio State University Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As of June 21, Ohio farmers in the western Lake Erie Basin will have new restrictions on handling manure in an attempt to protect Lake Erie and Ohio’s water quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/ohio-farmers-face-new-manure-handling-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/ohio-farmers-face-new-manure-handling-practices#comments Environment Manure Management Tue, 12 May 2015 20:37:00 +0000 56711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bipartisan Senators propose EPA to redo WOTUS http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/bipartisan-senators-propose-epa-redo-wotus <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A bipartisan group of Senators is proposing that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers redo the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/bipartisan-senators-propose-epa-redo-wotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/bipartisan-senators-propose-epa-redo-wotus#comments Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 11 May 2015 17:24:00 +0000 56641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senators call for strong RFS http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/senators-call-strong-rfs <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A bipartisan group of 37 Senators is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/senators-call-strong-rfs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/senators-call-strong-rfs#comments Business Environment Legislative Preview Mon, 04 May 2015 14:32:00 +0000 56441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com