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EPA Amends Clean Water Act Regulations to Require Sufficiently Sensitive Test Methods

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized amendments under the Clean Water Act that require permit applicants under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to use “sufficiently sensitive” methods for analyses of pollutants.  More Info

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EPA Regional Water Division director to speak in Michigan on waters of the U.S. | MSU Extension

A forum will be held to inform rural landowners and farmers on the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rules on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. The EPA’s Region Five Water Division Director Tinka Hyde will speak on the “Waters of the U.S.” proposal at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Posse Headquarters. For more […]

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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“Is my CNMP out of date?”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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CAFO Record Keeping Reminder

I am looking at the calendar and am reminded that with fall weather just around the corner, crop harvests and manure spreading is likely on many of your minds.  This is also a good time to review your CAFO records. Is your manure spreading plan ready yet? How do your soil tests look, are they […]

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Capital costs impact a farm’s bottom line

Farm profits over the past couple of years have allowed many to upgrade equipment and buildings.  How has this changed your bottom line and the cost of production on your farm?

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