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5 ways dairy farms sequester carbon
September 23, 2020 | By GEORGIE SMITH...And a simple new technique that coats seeds with CO2-capturing microbes could be one more tool dairy farmers use to sequester carbon.
New program pays Vermont farmers for phosphorus reductions
September 17, 2020 | By Keith Whitcomb Jr. Staff WriterThe state of Vermont is unveiling a new USDA plan to pay farmers to reduce their phosphorus runoff.
Understanding Manure Storage System Safety Risks
September 14, 2020 | By Tracey Erickson - South Dakota State University ExtensionMany 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.
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 MarketsThe 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).