Manure/Env.

Creating energy from hog manure

Construction is underway on an innovative project that will create energy from hog manure. It is the largest biogas project of its kind. FULL STORY »

Farm groups want comment period on water rule

Several farm groups, including the National Pork Producers Council, want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue a "Notice, Comment Period" for an interpretive rule in the Clean Water Act. FULL STORY »

Planting update for Nebraska, Colorado, Western Kansas

Good progress is being made in corn and soybean planting in Nebraska, Colorado and Western Kansas. At least until last week, when the weather got everyone's attention. FULL STORY »

Competition aims to "turn data into decisions"

A contest sponsored by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) aims to help people make smarter decisions about the environment by turning data into decisions. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Greenhouse gas sensationalism

An article in the Des Moines Register reported that greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture have nearly doubled during the past half century. You have to search for the perspective and objectivity. FULL STORY »

Farm shows impact communities

The broad impact of farm shows includes community service groups' members who work at the shows as volunteers to earn funds they use to give back to their communities. FULL STORY »

New probiotic improves pig health, reduces manure output

A new probiotic for pigs could mean less manure to manage, according to USDA studies. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists conducted the first published investigation of the use of bacteria as a probiotic to increase fiber fermentation rates and reduce manure output in pigs that consume high-fiber diets. FULL STORY »

Weather impacts make manure storage monitoring very important

Due to the cold harsh winter and recent heavy rains and snow melt, livestock producers should keep a close watch on manure storage structures and pumping equipment. FULL STORY »

Olson: The "good old days" weren't that good

It's easy for us to forget what we had to do to take care of pigs before secure indoor housing and efficient manure-handling methods. Linden Olson does an accurate, interesting job of recalling those memories. FULL STORY »

Bobcat kicks off millionth loader celebration

Bobcat Company will produce the millionth Bobcat loader in 2014 and has launched a yearlong celebration to mark the event. FULL STORY »

Here are top trends likely to impact producers

Economists tell the Pork Board's strategic planning task force that while consumption is up, the environment, food safety and animal welfare are likely to remain top issues in the future. FULL STORY »

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