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There is no doubt about it; the agriculture landscape has changed. Farms have grown, evolved, modernized, and specialized. Each decade brings new ideas and new outlets for farmers to better care for animals

CALIFORNIAThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) board granted the agency permission to begin drawing up manure and fertilizer restrictions for areas prone to groundwater pollution. Despi

Short-term manure stockpiles in fields are one opportunity for some farms to expand their manure storage capabilities and reduce hauling time in the spring. One concern, though, is the leaching

As we approach the end of winter, farms across the country could soon be dealing with melting snow and heavy spring rains

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) must maintain accurate manure handling records to meet the requirements of their nutrient management plan (NMP). If a farm doesn’t have enough la

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joseph Bartenfelder took counsel from an advisory committee and said he saw no need to hold up a regulation restricting the use of animal manure as fertilizer

Michigan’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) General Permit is under a routine five-year revision by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Journal fo Nutrient Management Resources

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Welcome to the Journal of Nutrient Management magazine, brought to you by the publisher of Hoard’s Dairyman and Hay & Forage Grower magazines

Soil and plant potassium (K) levels have frequently come up at meetings and in conversations with concern for declining soil K levels in the Northeast

The words “legislation” and “effective” are not often viewed as synonymous, especially between the political mules and elephants

The availability and price of urea have made it a popular fertilizer choice for many different crops, including forage grasses

Using livestock manure at appropriate rates on crop fields offers many advantages to the user, the soil and society

Injecting manure into tilled fields or after an annual crop has been harvested is a common practice. Doing the same into a perennial forage hayfield has been viewed as more problematic

I’ve shifted the focus of my nutrition talks and meetings from discussing ways to boost production or gains to that of improving feed conversion

Legumes improve forage quality and reduce nitrogen inputs in a pasture-based system. Grazing-based livestock producers frequently overseed cool-season grass pastures with legumes

Investing in fertilizer to enhance the growth of native grass pastures and hayfields has long been theorized as a questionable practice

Abby Bauer is the editor of Journal of Nutrient Management

When people talk about sustainability, they often refer to the term “carbon footprint.” However, there is more to the sustainability story than greenhouse gases