Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en 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 Arkansas Imposes Moratorium on Hog Farm Permits http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/arkansas-imposes-moratorium-hog-farm-permits <div class="field-byline"> Source: The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, AR </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Time allows review by Arkansas State Legislature on future animal feeding operations in Buffalo River Watershed</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A moratorium on permits for hog farms in Arkansas gives that state’s legislature time to review future livestock operations. This is a second moratorium that has been issued on new permits for large or medium hog farms in the Buffalo River Watershed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/arkansas-imposes-moratorium-hog-farm-permits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/arkansas-imposes-moratorium-hog-farm-permits#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +0000 51901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research Sheds Light on PEDV Spread in Manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/research-sheds-light-pedv-spread-manure <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Vet Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinarians and researchers at Swine Veterinary Center of St. Peter, MN, designed a study to begin to shed some light on the question of how long the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus is able to survive in swine manure and if there is high risk of spreading this virus during manure hauling. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/research-sheds-light-pedv-spread-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/research-sheds-light-pedv-spread-manure#comments Environment PEDV PEDV Biosecurity Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:00:00 +0000 51421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Researchers Determine Fatty Acids, Compound Responsible for Manure Odor http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/researchers-determine-fatty-acids-compound-responsible-manure-odor <div class="field-byline"> Source: Agricultural Research Service, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a recent study conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service scientists indicated that just three compounds in beef manure were responsible for generating over two-thirds of detectable odors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/researchers-determine-fatty-acids-compound-responsible-manure-odor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/researchers-determine-fatty-acids-compound-responsible-manure-odor#comments Environment Manure Management Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:25:00 +0000 51391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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