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Toxic algae is invading our lakes and lack of transparency makes it difficult to track

September 17, 2018 | By Press Connects |

An explosion of toxic algal blooms is degrading lakes across the state and country — more than 150 were reported in New York state in 2017. Although some reports point to agriculture as a leading cause, answers are elusive because of a lack of public records, and reluctance by regulatory officials to specify sources of pollution.


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The Right Mix: Mineral and Manure Nutrient Sources Complement Each Another

September 17, 2018 | By Tai McClellan Maaz |

The longest-running agricultural experiment in the world indicates that the combined use of nitrogen (N) fertilizers and manure support high crop yields. The long-term experiments in Rothamsted, England, have shown that, for almost 50 years, N fertilizers supplied with either manure or mineral phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizers have sustained greater winter wheat yields…


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Farmers find revenue-generating manure solutions through Newtrient

September 14, 2018 | By Editor |

Three years ago, 12 leading industry cooperatives came together to rally around a shared concept: Manure is a product and not a problem.  The vision of those dairy cooperatives, plus Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), was to accelerate the spread of digesters through a new company, Newtrient. Digesters were the primary environmental and economic effort being pursued in the industry at the time.  So we regrouped and created our new mission: Reduce the environmental footprint of dairy and make it economically viable


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Penn State

Conservation dairy farming could help Pa. meet Chesapeake target

September 13, 2018 | By Pennsylvania State |

If the majority of dairy farms in Pennsylvania fully adopt conservation best-management practices, the state may be able to achieve its total maximum daily load water-quality target for the Chesapeake Bay, according to researchers.  That is the conclusion of a novel assessment of the simulated effects of implementing a conservation dairy-farming system on all dairy farms in the Spring Creek watershed, a small drainage in Centre County.
 


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