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Farm Odor Management and Neighbor Recommendations

Farm Odor Management: Odors from livestock, manure and farming operations can be objectionable and are highly subjective.  The Michigan Right To Farm act protects farmers like you from nuisance lawsuits, but only if the farm is following the Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices.  These voluntary practices can help farmers limit the odors produced by their […]

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CNMP Update Questions

“Is my CNMP out of date?” is a frequent question we get.  Recently we have been fielding a few more calls about CNMP updates and we thought it would be a good idea to help clarify things. As stated on your CNMP signature page, and in the CAFO permit, farms are supposed to update their […]

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Michigan DEQ CAFO Permit Update

        No news is good news.  As you are probably aware, the CAFO general permit expires on April 1, 2015. The DEQ is still working on developing the new version of the CAFO permit. We have not seen any of the proposed changes, but we have not heard any discussion about any […]

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CAFO Winter Spreading

Remember that your CAFO permit requires you to have (and document) a minimum of 6 months’ storage capacity sometime between November 1 and December 31. That is so that you don’t have to spread manure during the winter months. Many farms are using winter spreading as a tool for getting manure out to crop fields […]

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Proper manure management is important for everyone | MSU Extension

Proper manure management is important for everyone, including small-scale livestock or horse farms | MSU Extension. Contact CJD Farm Consulting, Inc. to see how we can help you keep track of your manure nutrients.

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