Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en 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 Growth Trials Confirm Liquid Fertilizer Holds Nutrients http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/growth-trials-confirm-liquid-fertilizer-holds-nutrients <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock Water Recycling Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) in Alberta, Canada, study that was concluded this fall, confirms that the LWR liquid fertilizer contains adequate amounts of nitrogen and trace minerals suitable for growing plants. The results also confirm that the liquid fertilizer produced through the LWR manure treatment system is free of phosphorus, with lab analysis showing phosphorus levels at 0.0000%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/growth-trials-confirm-liquid-fertilizer-holds-nutrients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/growth-trials-confirm-liquid-fertilizer-holds-nutrients#comments Business Environment Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:45:00 +0000 52831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Maryland Offers Fast-Track Option for Manure Transport Program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/maryland-offers-fast-track-option-manure-transport-program <div class="field-byline"> Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>New Application Can be Processed within 48 Hours of Receipt</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Maryland Manure Transport Program has launched a streamlined application process labeled the “Fast-Track” option. Applicants will complete a shortened form that can be processed within 48 hours of receipt by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/maryland-offers-fast-track-option-manure-transport-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/maryland-offers-fast-track-option-manure-transport-program#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:41:00 +0000 52821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Studying Effect of Diet and Particle Size and Cause of Manure Pit Foaming http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/studying-effect-diet-and-particle-size-and-cause-manure-pit-foaming <div class="field-byline"> Sources: Zhaohui Luo, Pedro Urriola and Gerald Shurson, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul; Brian Kerr, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA; Bo Hu, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, St. Paul </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manure pit foaming on commercial swine farms has been a significant problem in recent years. Two of the most obvious problems caused by foaming manure are dirty pigs and reducing manure pit storage volume.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/studying-effect-diet-and-particle-size-and-cause-manure-pit-foaming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/studying-effect-diet-and-particle-size-and-cause-manure-pit-foaming#comments Environment Manure Management Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:13:00 +0000 52771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com WOTUS Comment Period Closes Nov. 14 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-comment-period-closes-nov-14 <div class="node-body article-body">Nov. 14 closes the books on the chance for citizens to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States regulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-comment-period-closes-nov-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/wotus-comment-period-closes-nov-14#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:51:00 +0000 52201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Livestock, Poultry Operation Inspection Fact Sheet Updated http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/livestock-poultry-operation-inspection-fact-sheet-updated <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has updated their “Livestock and Poultry Operations Inspections” fact sheet, preparing producers for the frequently asked questions they may have to answer during an inspection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/livestock-poultry-operation-inspection-fact-sheet-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/livestock-poultry-operation-inspection-fact-sheet-updated#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:25:00 +0000 52191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research Shows Manure from Deep Pits Harbors PEDV http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/research-shows-manure-deep-pits-harbors-pedv <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Tousignant, DVM, Swine Vet Center P.A., St. Peter, MN </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent study conducted by the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, MN, found manure in deep pits still had live porcine epidemic diarrhea virus four months after positive pigs were placed on the site. This finding continues to raise concerns about the 2014 manure pit pumping season, and what it means for the potential to spread the disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/research-shows-manure-deep-pits-harbors-pedv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/research-shows-manure-deep-pits-harbors-pedv#comments Business Environment Manure Management Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:24:00 +0000 52151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Workshop Offered for Manure and Nutrient Plan Writers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/workshop-offered-manure-and-nutrient-plan-writers <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with the Iowa U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service, has scheduled a workshop to train livestock producers and service providers on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/workshop-offered-manure-and-nutrient-plan-writers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/workshop-offered-manure-and-nutrient-plan-writers#comments Business Environment Manure Management Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:08:00 +0000 52141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com