Author: James DeYoung

Waste food and what to do with it

I just read an article that claims “The amount of food people waste globally is twice as high as the most-commonly cited estimate, the data suggests. At the individual level, food waste is tied directly to affluence — the more money you have, the more likely you are to throw out uneaten food, the study … Read More

CAFO Annual Reports

It is that season again. Annual reports are due for Michigan CAFOs on April 1. That means a summary of all manure applications that were made during the 2018 crop year needs to be turned in to the DEQ. It also means that it is time to start planning for 2019 manure applications by having … Read More

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 … Read More

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