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- Farms may be required to report as early as Jan 22, 2018 under CERCLA
- 2018 Illinois Pork Expo slated for February 6-8 2018
- CERCLA Air Emissions Reporting Delayed until Jan 22, 2018 at the earliest
- CERCLA Reporting Update Nov 13, 2017
- Critical Deadline Approaches for CERCLA Release Reporting
- Manure Value Calculator - Now Online
- New deep-pit beef gestation barn opens in Pike County IL
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
The U.S. EPA has recently published a fact sheet that provides an overview of the CERCLA reporting requirements for air releases from animal farms. According to the fact sheet, farms with animal operations that release more than 100 pounds of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide in a 24-hour perio...
Friday, December 1, 2017
UPDATE- According to the new Q&A posted on the EPA's website, those farmers who have already made their initial continuous release notification do NOT need to submit their written report to the EPA regional office within 30 days. They may wait to submit the written report until the court issues the mandate. No additional call or e-mail to the National Respo...
Monday, December 12, 2016
An updated calculator for estimating manure value is now available for download. Three examples, based on our Certified Livestock Manager training worksheets for swine, beef/dairy solid manure w/bedding, and turkey litter are available. Both PDF and Excel files can be downloaded. Check it out here: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lfmm/nmp/...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
O wners of a brand new beef barn, utilizing a 10' deep pit under slats for manure collection, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 10, 2016, at their ranch in Pike County. A large group was on hand, including representatives of the construction company, lumber and materials providers, the Illinois Livestock Developers Group, key commodity groups, fi...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Date: October 26, 2016 Authors: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, firstname.lastname@example.org Jay Solomon, 815-235-4125, email@example.com Sources: Extension Specialists in Region Recent deaths of cattle in the Illinois-Iowa-Wisconsin region point to pit gases as the cul...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
How much space is needed between naturally ventilated buildings? Separation distances between buildings are not always the primary consideration when anticipating building a new structure, but poor planning will lead to headaches later. Typically a 50-60 foot space between buildings is recommended for fire safety, however often that distance is less than appropriate for...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Last week the IL Pork Expo, the Illinois Pork Producers and IL Soybean Assoc. hosted a breakout session on CONTRACT PRODUCTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS. In this session we heard from many of the swine integrators that contract in the state on the options available to contract with them. We also heard from two farmer that had recently constructed swine finishing facilities in Illinois, as well as...
Friday, February 6, 2015
Iowa State’s New Online Tool for Evaluating Best Management Practice’s for Reducing Odor, Dust, and Gas Emissions
Iowa State has recently launched an online tool to help livestock producers evaluate best management practices (BMPs) to reduce odor, dust and gas emissions. For producers considering using BMPs to reduce a gas or odor emitted from a site, this tool provides insights on both the cost to implement and how effective the BMP should be. The online tool give information about how effective the BMP i...