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Heather Youngs, Ph.D., bioenergy analysis fellow at University of California, Berkley, reports on a two-year panel study of California’s energy system with a look to the year 2050 and a legislative requirement for greenhouse gas emission to be 80 percent below 1990 levels. FULL STORY »

Prairie Swine Centre releases annual research report

The Prairie Swine Centre, located near Saskatoon, has just released the 2011 edition of the Annual Research Report which provides insight into a wide range of industry challenges and opportunities. FULL STORY »

Iowa CAFO meeting set for Aug. 30

Discussions will be held on Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspection program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), winter feeding areas, aerial overflights, medium-sized CAFOs, nutrient management plans and manure storage. FULL STORY »

Nutrient loss, water quality focus of Farm Science Review

Agriculture, nutrient loss, water quality, and the Maumee watershed will be a discussion topic at Ohio State University's 2012 Farm Science Review, set for Sept. 18. FULL STORY »

Ohio State to hold training course on anaerobic digestion

Ohio State University will hold a first-of-its-kind training course on anaerobic digestion, a waste-management process that livestock farms and wastewater plants are increasingly using to produce biogas, a type of renewable fuel. FULL STORY »

Report evaluates animal agriculture’s water and land use

A new Issue Paper from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), titled "Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective," examines the livestock, land and water issues raised by the United Nations. FULL STORY »

Water pollution lawsuit filed against North Carolina hog farm

The lawsuit asserts that Taylor Finishing, Inc, Trenton, NC, and its owner are in violation of the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, by illegally disposing of animal waste. FULL STORY »

EPA removes CAFO reporting requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has eliminated the requirement that a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) owner or operator that “proposes to discharge” must apply for a permit, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). FULL STORY »

Ohio company paves future of swine manure asphalt

Drivers on many of the nation’s paved highways and byways may soon have an unlikely source to thank for those smooth roads – swine manure. FULL STORY »

Use caution when applying liquid manure to dry fields

Commercial manure applicators need to be extra cautious applying liquid manure to dry farm fields this summer. FULL STORY »

Smart water use on farms and ranches

As producers throughout the nation grow increasingly concerned about water scarcity, farmers, ranchers and agricultural educators are beginning to explore new, conservation-oriented approaches to water use, according to USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). FULL STORY »

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