Environmental Group Makes Misleading Claims

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According to the Public Lands Council (PLC), the Center for Western Priorities released a study showing the economic benefits of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona. The study cited claims that a positive impact of $51 million from land management operations, grazing, mining, and forestry in addition to tourism would result from the designation. PLC President …

Ag Group, environment, Land, PLC

EPA Launches Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with pork and dairy producers, USDA, and environmental and scientific experts to host a competition to find technologies that can recycle nutrients from livestock waste and create valuable products. EPA agricultural counselor Ron Carleton was at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week to announce the Nutrient Recycling challenge. “To try to …

Audio, environment, EPA, NAFB

Industry Pledges to Reduce Climate Change

Joanna Schroeder

The production ag industry has made a public commitment to reduce their environmental impacts – especially those related to climate change effects. While not news from an industry that has been developing more sustainable technologies and practices, 81 companies have gone a step further and pledged to reduce climate emissions through the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The White …

Agribusiness, environment, sustainability

US Dairy is a Leader in Sustainable Food

Kelly Marshall

The Innovation Center for U.S Dairy has released a the 2014 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report, as well an an info graphic.  The report highlights the commitment of dairy farmers, importers and business to work in partnership to provide customers the nutritious diary products they want and in a socially, economically, and environmentally responsible way. “Dairy’s commitment underscores the vital role of milk …

Ag Group, Dairy, environment, sustainability

Bion Files Patent in Livestock Waste Treatment

Jamie Johansen

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. is a livestock waste treatment technology provider who has filed a new patent application for a process that recovers a nitrogen-rich, natural, non-synthetic fertilizer product from a livestock waste stream. The product is produced by Bion’s next-generation livestock waste treatment technology platform without the use of chemical additives. Bion has retained consultants and is preparing a …

Agribusiness, environment, Fertilizer, Waste Management

Cargill, Inc. Settles Clean Air Act Violations

Jamie Johansen

Cargill, Inc., a Delaware corporation, has reached an administrative civil settlement with Environmental Protection Agency over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Vitamin E manufacturing facility in Eddyville, Iowa. Cargill’s Eddyville facility uses the hazardous air pollutants methanol, methyl tertiary butyl ether, and formaldehyde to produce Vitamin E and similar compounds from soybean byproducts. Facility inspections and …

Ag Group, environment, EPA

Announcing 6th National Conference on Grazing Lands

Kelly Marshall

Conference organizers expect more than 1,200 ranchers, land managers, researchers, professors, public officials, conservationists and students to attend the 6th National Conference on Grazing Lands.  The event will be held December 13-16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency DFW near Grapevine, Texas.  The focus will be grazing land environmental an economic practices and issues. “We are excited about bringing this renowned …

Ag Group, environment, Events, Grazing

NPPC Urges WOTUS Delay

Jamie Johansen

Following Thursday’s federal court injunction against a new Clean Water Act (CWA) rule, the National Pork Producers Council says they strongly urge the Obama administration to delay implementation of the regulation. The organization also again asked the administration to withdraw it and to work with the agriculture and business communities to craft a rule ensuring the cleanliness of the nation’s …

Ag Group, environment, EPA, NPPC

USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Environmental Management Seminar will examine current and emerging issues related to water quality, air emissions and overall regulatory compliance to ensure that poultry environmental managers can effectively respond to factors that may impact regulatory compliance. This year’s conference will be held Sept. 24-25, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. …

Ag Group, environment, Poultry, US Poultry

Missouri Highlights Sustainable & Responsible Producers

Jamie Johansen

Missouri Department of Agriculture held a press conference on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair about the launch of their Agriculture Stewardship Assurance Program (ASAP). The program goals are to encourage sustainable agricultural practices throughout the state, increase consumer confidence in Missouri agriculture and provide global marketing opportunities for the state’s producers. ASAP is a verification program that …

Ag Group, environment, Farming, Livestock, Ranches, sustainability