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August 12, 2010
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  • Taking a Proactive Approach to Water Quality
  • Conservation Practices Show Positive Impact
  • Variable-Rate Techniques
       Not Ready for Manure Application
  • Investigating “What if” Scenarios for Chesapeake Bay
  • Ohio Manure Science Review is Aug. 19
  • Iowa Offers Commercial Applicator Training
  • France Hosts International Ag Engineering Conference
  • Meeting Spotlights Air Quality and Manure Management



        Taking a Proactive Approach to Water Quality
    A new voluntary water quality assurance program is now available to Minnesota livestock producers. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's (MDA) Livestock Environmental Quality Assurance Program (LEQA) helps farmers proactively address water quality issues on their land.

    Now’s the Time to incorporate a Slurrystore System into your nutrient management program. Slurrystore is compatible for any system whether your goal is long term storage, nutrient retention, green containment, digesters or manure processing. Plus Slurrystore Systems include the added feature of agitation to help ensure nutrient consistency. Click here or contact your local Authorized Slurrystore Dealer for more information.

        Conservation Practices Show Positive Impact
    A recent USDA study indicates that conservation practices applied to Midwestern cropland are reducing sediment, nutrient and pesticide losses from farm fields.

        Variable-Rate Techniques
       Not Ready for Manure Application
    Manure application equipment just isn’t accurate enough for efficient nutrient application, according to a recent Manitoba study. The $54,750 study, jointly funded by the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC), the Manitoba Pork Council and producer participants, was carried out by Agra-Gold Consulting and Farmer’s Edge Precision Consulting.


    Forage and Silage Season is knocking at the door. Request your free copy of the Silage Management Safety Handbook for your operation.


        Investigating “What if” Scenarios for Chesapeake Bay
    Farmers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia could earn additional revenue if Congress passes legislation to create an interstate nutrient trading program to serve as a cost-effective solution to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

        Ohio Manure Science Review is Aug. 19
    Ohio State University's 2010 Manure Science Review will be held on Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Continental, OH. The program features 10 educational sessions on handling, managing and utilizing manure.

    Are you getting optimum value from your ag nutrients? Ensure an even nutrient blend and consistency with every load using a Slurrystore® and its center agitation system. There’s no better choice for long term ag nutrient storage. Now’s the Time for Slurrystore. Click here or contact your local Authorized Slurrystore Dealer for more information.

        Iowa Offers Commercial Applicator Training
    Iowa State University (ISU) Extension, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will host a statewide commercial manure applicator training workshop on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. A list of Iowa County Extension offices hosting this training can be found at: Those interested in attending are asked to contact the training location so adequate certification materials and handout materials are available.

    NHF Weekly Preview provides pork producers in the United States and Canada with weekly analysis of items that will impact their business. NHF Weekly Preview is brought to you from the editors of National Hog Farmer.

        France Hosts International Ag Engineering Conference
    The AgEng 2010 Conference will be held in Clemont-Ferrand, France, from Sept. 6-8. Major topics for the conference include information and communication technologies, environmental assessment, use of livestock effluent, development of new sensors, new technological solutions offering greater operator safety developments, and the use of robotics for territorial applications.

    eHay Weekly is a weekly compilation of prices and marketing information for commercial hay growers. Updates include local market conditions, state and regional hay association news, hay prices from around the nation, and links to USDA weekly hay reports. eHay Weekly is brought to you from the editors of Hay & Forage Grower.

        Meeting Spotlights Air Quality and Manure Management
    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers will be hosting an International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture on Sept. 13-16, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel in Dallas, TX. The extensive program and registration details are available online at

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    Dale Miller, Editor, National Hog Farmer

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