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Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo July 22
Expo vendors and visitors will have a chance to interact and discuss manure handling equipment, products, and services. The Expo will also offer educational opportunities to manure applicators and consultants. More
Planning Considerations for Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal: Part 4 - Emergency Planning
When catastrophic losses occur, quick action is needed to minimize bio-security risks and prevent air and water pollution. And it is usually too late to calmly consider all the options.  If an emergency plan hasn’t been worked out in advance, hasty decisions, often based on incorrect assumptions, can lead to costly and sometimes long-term mistakes. More

New FDA Rules Could Limit Rendering Options
Effective April 27, 2009, new rules from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will prohibit the use of carcasses of cattle that are over 30 month of age in food or feed of all animals. More

Upcoming Workshops for Assistance with Manure and Nutrient Management Plans
RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index (P Index) workshops as well as an Advanced RUSLE2 workshop are scheduled for April 1-2, 2009. More
Iowa State University Offers Technical Sessions on Nutrient Management
A Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Development Course is scheduled for April 6-8 and a one-day course on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Final Rule will be offered April 9. More



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