Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Water conservation adds up in swine operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water conservation in a swine operation is good for the environment, as well as for the swine operation's bottom line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Nutrition Manure Management Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 53701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Webcast to demonstrate mobile manure apps http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webcast-demonstrate-mobile-manure-apps <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An upcoming webcast will feature the demonstration of two manure management apps. The demonstrations will be followed by a panel discussion that will feature more manure-related apps and discuss challenges, opportunities and lessons learned when creating those apps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webcast-demonstrate-mobile-manure-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webcast-demonstrate-mobile-manure-apps#comments Business Environment Resources Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:30:00 +0000 53421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Upcoming Symposium Includes Nutrient Management Topics http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/upcoming-symposium-includes-nutrient-management-topics <div class="field-byline"> Source: Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Symposium and meeting of the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin, The Midwest Forage Association and Wisconsin Custom Operators will be held Jan. 19-21 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/upcoming-symposium-includes-nutrient-management-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/upcoming-symposium-includes-nutrient-management-topics#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:15:00 +0000 53411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin Supreme Court holds manure is a pollutant under farm insurance policy http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wisconsin-supreme-court-holds-manure-pollutant-under-farm-insurance-policy <div class="field-byline"> Source: The National Law Review </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a court of appeals decision, holding that manure that contaminates a well is a “pollutant,” and is therefore not covered under a farm’s general liability insurance policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wisconsin-supreme-court-holds-manure-pollutant-under-farm-insurance-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wisconsin-supreme-court-holds-manure-pollutant-under-farm-insurance-policy#comments Business Environment Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:55:00 +0000 53401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 is the International Year of Soils http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/2015-international-year-soils <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Healthy soil is the foundation that ensures working farms and ranches become more productive, resilient to climate change and better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.” -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/2015-international-year-soils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/2015-international-year-soils#comments Business Environment Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:49:00 +0000 53391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feb. 9 conference to focus on nutrient management efficiency, environmental benefits http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feb-9-conference-focus-nutrient-management-efficiency-environmental-benefits <div class="field-byline"> Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers and agriculture professionals can hear about the latest nutrient management research regarding fertilizer use efficiency at the Minnesota Crop Nutrient Management Conference Feb. 9 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feb-9-conference-focus-nutrient-management-efficiency-environmental-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feb-9-conference-focus-nutrient-management-efficiency-environmental-benefits#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:30:00 +0000 53371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com The Manure Scoop: Manure management plans – Yield goal versus maximum return to nitrogen http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-scoop-manure-management-plans-yield-goal-versus-maximum-return-nitrogen <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manure management plans make producers identify the amount of manure they expect their farm to produce, estimate the nutrient concentration in the manure, determine the number of acres that are required for land application, and then detail the amount of manure that will be applied to each available acre.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-scoop-manure-management-plans-yield-goal-versus-maximum-return-nitrogen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/manure-scoop-manure-management-plans-yield-goal-versus-maximum-return-nitrogen#comments Business Environment Manure Management Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:17:00 +0000 53361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa State University Offers New 'Manure Scoop' Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/iowa-state-university-offers-new-manure-scoop-blog <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new blog from Iowa State University professor Dan Andersen discusses topics pertaining to the science of manure. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/iowa-state-university-offers-new-manure-scoop-blog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/iowa-state-university-offers-new-manure-scoop-blog#comments Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:15:00 +0000 52871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Waste to Worth Conference Coming to Seattle http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/waste-worth-conference-coming-seattle <div class="field-byline"> Source: eXtension Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The International Conference on Livestock & Poultry Environmental Quality will be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle, WA, March 30-April 3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/waste-worth-conference-coming-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/waste-worth-conference-coming-seattle#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:49:00 +0000 52861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Manure Summit Scheduled Feb. 24-25 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/midwest-manure-summit-scheduled-feb-24-25 <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Wisconsin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Wisconsin Extension team is inviting producers and nutrient management professionals from across the country to attend the upcoming Midwest Manure Summit on Feb. 24-25 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, WI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/midwest-manure-summit-scheduled-feb-24-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/midwest-manure-summit-scheduled-feb-24-25#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:46:00 +0000 52851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com