All Blog Posts about ‘Manure’

Industry Calls for 2018 Farm Bill to Support Nutrient Management and Soil Health

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The 2014 Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2018. An expansive piece of legislation, the bill covers a wide variety of issues surrounding the agriculture industry, including everything from crop insurance and credit, to nutrition, research, and even renewable energy. As groups Continue reading →

 

Legislation Could Open Doors for Biogas and Nutrient Recovery Systems

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The recent introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017 could mean big changes are ahead for the agriculture industry. The bill, which would incentivize the development of biogas and manure nutrient recovery systems, was proposed by Congressman Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, and Tom Reed, Continue reading →

 

Near Record Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Draws Attention to Fertilizer Runoff

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

High levels of rainfall this spring have researchers worried over the resulting toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie, with experts anticipating a significant bloom for this season. Algae blooms, largely a result of nutrient runoff, cause dead zones in waterways – low oxygen areas that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Recovering Bedding from Manure?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Manure can be processed into a bedding product known as recycled manure solids (RMS). Recycled manure solids can further be processed into dried manure solids (DMS), a product with reduced moisture and pathogen content which is ideal for use as a bedding product. Bedding recovery Continue reading →

 

Hurricane Matthew Brings Manure Lagoon Issues to Light – Again

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Not unlike the hurricanes before it, Hurricane Matthew has again brought the issues surrounding manure lagoons to light in the wake of the country’s most recent natural disaster. Lagoons are large, open-air storage pits for manure, now the norm at most intensive animal farming operations Continue reading →

 

Bedding Recovery from Manure: The Solution to Livestock Bedding

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

As traditional bedding options become increasingly unreliable, more farms are looking to Recycled Manure Solids (RMS) or Dried Manure Solids (DMS) as an alternative bedding material for livestock. Ongoing research and the number of farms successfully utilizing this approach have proven that both recycled and Continue reading →