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Nutrient Management

Manure Haulers Update on rules workshops announced

Some of the rules and setbacks for manure spreaders in Illinois were changed by the 2014 EPA AFO/CAFO rules. Commercial manure haulers and farm operators can learn how these rules—which address ALL livestock facilities in our state—affect their operations, by attending one of the four regional meetings being held this spring. This is an important, unique opportunity to hear Illinois rules clari...

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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:  http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lfmm/nmp/...

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Manure provides 'total nutrient package' for cropland

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...

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