Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Operation Main Street celebrates a decade of education http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/operation-main-street-celebrates-decade-education <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Since 2004, the Pork Checkoff&rsquo;s Operation Main Street program has put hog producers in front of consumers &ldquo;to inform, educate and respond to issues facing the pork industry.&rdquo; OMS began with 13 volunteer speakers and now boasts 1,064, to push the program every day to make a bigger impact and build consumer trust.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/02/OperationMainStreet%20small.jpg" style="width: 185px; height: 90px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/operation-main-street-celebrates-decade-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/operation-main-street-celebrates-decade-education#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:55:00 +0000 54241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Georgia landowners surveyed about economic damage caused by feral swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/georgia-landowners-surveyed-about-economic-damage-caused-feral-swine <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Georgia researchers are surveying landowners in parts of Georgia to assess how much economic damage feral swine are causing throughout the state. The survey, “Feral Swine on Private Lands in Georgia,” has been mailed to 3,000 landowners across Georgia and is being conducted by Michael Mengak and students in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/georgia-landowners-surveyed-about-economic-damage-caused-feral-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/georgia-landowners-surveyed-about-economic-damage-caused-feral-swine#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:37:00 +0000 54221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Legislation introduced to end WOTUS rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/legislation-introduced-end-wotus-rule <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar has introduced legislation that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corp of Engineers from finalizing their proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/legislation-introduced-end-wotus-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/legislation-introduced-end-wotus-rule#comments Business Environment Legislative Preview Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:07:00 +0000 54181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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