US Dairy is a Leader in Sustainable Food

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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

Army Corps Criticizes EPA for Flawed Rulemaking

Jamie Johansen

The Army Corps of Engineers serves as the primary regulator over Environmental Protection Agency’s “waters of the United States” rule. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released internal memos stating the Corp doesn’t believes the rule will not hold up in the courts and it misinterprets data. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has called for the EPA to immediately …

Ag Group, environment, EPA, NCBA, Water

Cattlemen Honored for Environmental Stewardship

John Davis

Seven families were honored for their outstanding land management practices during the 2015 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) honors the efforts of farmers and ranchers who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their lands to ensure that they are productive for future generations. ESAP is celebrating its 25th anniversary …

Ag Group, Cattle, environment, NCBA

Officials Say Final WOTUS Rule Respects Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday released the final version of the Clean Water Rule that has become known as the Waters of the United States or WOTUS which they say protects clean water “while respecting agriculture.” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy released …

Audio, environment, Government, Water