After a busy fall of harvest comes another manure application season. It is also the time of year when there is an uptick in accidents and deaths related to manure storage

Dairy and swine manure is typically in slurry form and contains nutrients and organic material that are beneficial to crops

many conversations have shifted from the verbiage of climate change to climate crisis, and legislation that affects agricultural producers will inevitably become a reality

Soil organic matter metrics and emerging research can help farmers better manage their farm fields

When looking for a way to reduce the amount of wastewater being trucked from his central Washington dairy, Austin Allred came upon a fairly simple solution: a worm-powered water treatment system


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) named 379 priority watersheds to help agricultural producers across the country improve water quality

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy unveiled a Net Zero Initiative, an industrywide effort to help dairy farms of all sizes implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices

The owners of a horse track in New Orleans, La., have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for allowing horse manure and urine to enter the city’s drainage system for at least the past six years

Dairy Farmers of America, the nation’s largest dairy farmer-owned cooperative with headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., announced its commitment to reduce direct and value chain greenhouse gas emissio

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting grant proposals for the department’s Animal Waste Technology Fund


“I always enjoyed the business aspect of farming,” Mat said. “As technology became more prevalent in agriculture, that got my attention. The tech side played a major role for me

Discovery Farms’ Nitrogen Use Efficiency Project provides farmers and agronomists opportunities to evaluate their N management to determine economic and environmental impacts of current practices

The University of Idaho has been awarded a research grant of $10 million to make dairy manure more profitable

In northwestern Wisconsin, the Polk County Environmental Services Committee tabled a new Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) ordinance that was ready to be voted on

A coalition of agriculture groups and individual farmers filed a petition to the Michigan Office of Administrative Appeals on May 26 against the state’s updated general permit for large animal farms


CALIFORNIA In early June, as many as 650 dairies and around 170 calf and heifer ranches and beef feedlots received certified letters from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

The four R’s of nutrient stewardship, or nutrient management, are commonly referred to when talking about proper nutrient application

An environmental footprint is one metric to understand the impact of current production practices

Taking samples is an essential step to appropriately apply manure to fields. However, getting an accurate sample of nutrients across livestock systems and differing storages can be challenging

WISCONSIN A renewable natural gas offloading station at the Dane County, Wis., landfill received its first load of biogas in mid-April. The biogas comes from a digester that converts manure and o