The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) issued a revised general permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). The start date of the permit is April 1, but EGLE planned to delay issuing Certificates of Coverage to the state’s 260 permitted farms for 60 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One notable change is that manure cannot be applied to farm fields in January, February, or March when the ground is typically frozen and runoff is more likely. Manure transportation is allowed during those months as long as it is not land-applied.
This article appeared in the May 2020 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 4.
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