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New program pays Vermont farmers for phosphorus reductions

September 17, 2020 | By Keith Whitcomb Jr. Staff Writer

The state of Vermont is unveiling a new USDA plan to pay farmers to reduce their phosphorus runoff.

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Understanding Manure Storage System Safety Risks

September 14, 2020 | By Tracey Erickson - South Dakota State University Extension

Many producers know and understand the risks associated with confined manure handling systems, but accidents and deaths still occur because unwarranted risks are taken as manure is being handled and removed from the confined manure handling systems.

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Up to $1 Million Available through CEAP for Manure Application Equipment and Nutrient Management Planning

September 11, 2020 | By Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets announced up to $1,000,000 in funding is available for the Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP). Financial assistance is available for new or innovative equipment that will aid in the reduction of surface runoff of agricultural wastes to state waters, improve water quality of state waters, reduce odors from manure application, separate phosphorus from manure, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce costs to farmers when they apply manure or implement a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). 

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A Deeper Dive Into Pillars Of Net Zero Initiative

September 09, 2020 | By Marilyn Hershey

The Net Zero Initiative (NZI) is a pathway to demonstrating our commitment to environmental stewardship.

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