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The latest and greatest from your livestock engineers.

Nutrient budget worksheets are now available online

Nitrogen-limiting and phosphorus-limiting nutrient budget worksheets are now available online. Swine, beef, and turkey producers can utilize these online worksheets to easily calculate their manure application rates. N-limiting worksheet P-limiti...

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Farms may be required to report as early as Jan 22, 2018 under CERCLA

Update! On January 19, 2018, Friday, EPA filed a motion with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to further delay issuance of the mandate. Please check EPA's website to reach recent information on the court mandate. -----------------...

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2018 Illinois Pork Expo slated for February 6-8 2018

Mark your calendars: The 2018 Illinois Pork Expo is February 6-7, 2018 in Springfield, IL.   - Largest swine specific tradeshow in Illinois with over 165 exhibitor booths - Educational seminars - Talk to industry experts -...

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CERCLA Air Emissions Reporting Delayed until Jan 22, 2018 at the earliest

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...

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CERCLA Reporting Update Nov 13, 2017

Update: As of Nov 15, 2017 3 pm, farms with continuous releases DO NOT HAVE to submit their initial continuous release notification until the court issues its order, or mandate, enforcing the April 11, 2017, decision. You can review the material below to familiarize yoursel...

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Critical Deadline Approaches for CERCLA Release Reporting

Posted by Richard Gates - Livestock

Date: Nov 7, 2017 Source: Richard Gates, 217-244-2791, or Neslihan Akdeniz, 217-300-2644, News writer: Deborah Seiler, 217-300-5571,...

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Manure Value Calculator - Now Online

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:

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