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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 […]

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What will it take to make your farm Carbon Negative?

What do farmers face everyday? Are they the solution to climate change?  What will be their legacy?  Just 30 more harvests to get it right, maybe even fewer.

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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 […]

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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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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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