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  Manure For Sale? Be Sure to Document the Details
  Online Resources Offer More on Foaming Manure Pits
  Multi-State Water Quality Trading Market Receives Phase 2 Funds
  USDA Grant Targets Conservation Efforts in California Watershed
  Iowa DNR Provides Manure Stockpiling Information
  University of Illinois Offers Online Nutrient Management Planning Resource
  Manure Ventilation Safety Trailer Coming to Ohio Farm Science Review
  Iowa State University Offers Fall Fertilization Tips

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Manure For Sale? Be Sure to Document the Details

Manure brokers can assist producers in finding markets for livestock manure, help buyers and sellers understand transportation regulations and provide details about crop nutrient needs that might add value to the end-user, according to Robert Meinen, senior Extension associate with the Pennsylvania State University Department of Dairy and Animal Science.

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Online Resources Offer More on Foaming Manure Pits

The Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) has assembled a variety of resources for producers interested in learning more about foaming manure pits.

IMMAG reports that the issue of foaming in deep-pit swine barns continues across Iowa and in other Midwestern states. Foaming is more noticeable as storage structures get full and the foam gets closer to the slats or oozes through the slats.

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Multi-State Water Quality Trading Market Receives Phase 2 Funds

American Farmland Trust (AFT) and their project collaborators are the recipients of a $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The grant will augment their work to develop the first interstate water quality trading market for agriculture in the nation. In this second phase of the project, the collaborators will launch pilot water quality trades between farmers and public utilities in the Ohio River Basin.

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USDA Grant Targets Conservation Efforts in California Watershed

Sustainable Conservation, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, Protected Harvest and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, has been awarded a $372,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a pilot program to measure environmental benefits in California's Mokelumne River Watershed. The program will attract funding to pay farmers, ranchers and foresters to enhance nature's benefits, including water purification, erosion control and wildlife habitat.

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Iowa DNR Provides Manure Stockpiling Information

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has published three new fact sheets to provide guidance to livestock farmers about stockpiling manure.

One factsheet addresses the requirements for manure from open feedlots; the second, dry manure from confinement operations; and finally, dry-bedded manure from confinement operations.

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University of Illinois Offers Online Nutrient Management Planning Resource

Service providers for the Illinois livestock industry have a new online resource to help them prepare a comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP). University of Illinois (U of I) Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) will offer the CNMP Development Course on Thursday evenings, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 8 through Nov. 17, 2011.

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Manure Ventilation Safety Trailer Coming to Ohio Farm Science Review

Helping farmers and rural youth understand the implications of farm safety is the goal of several demonstrations, displays, and interactive events at the Ohio State University Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London, OH. A new demonstration this year focuses on how to deal with ventilation issues in manure storage facilities.

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Iowa State University Offers Fall Fertilization Tips

With fall manure application looming large, the Iowa Manure Management Action Group is urging producers and custom applicators to take a few minutes to prepare for safe and accurate manure application. An article entitled, "Getting Ready for Fall Fertilization," written by ISU Extension and Outreach Soil Fertility Specialists John Sawyer and Antonio Mallarino, provides reminders about manure testing and proper application.

Read the article to learn more application tips online at www.agronext.iastate.edu/.

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