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The End of Iowa Harvest Brings Work for ICNAA Members

Members of the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association are hard at work. Each fall, and part of the spring season a small army of tractors pulling tanks pump Iowa’s hog barns to remove the manure. Kevin Westaby was the founding member and first President of the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association. He said his company and the applicators all work with the DNR to comply with rules, and each farmers DNR-sanctioned manure...

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Recertify at the Iowa Pork Congress for FREE

Recertify at the Iowa Pork Congress for FREE

  ICNAA’s is excited to once again offer a FREE and unique recertification program for nutrient applicators. Rather than watch a three hour video for recertification, nutrient applicators will have the opportunity to participate in a LIVE workshop. Registration to the Iowa Pork Congress and lunch is FREE for ICNAA Members. Join ICNNA to strengthen our voice statewide. Download Iowa Pork Congress Voucher Agenda 10:00 – 10:05 a.m....

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Ten Tips to Prepare for EPA Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Inspections

Ten Tips to Prepare for EPA Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Inspections

If you own a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), you have probably heard about EPA’s inspection and enforcement activities in Region 7. These activities are part of an increased national emphasis aimed at ending harmful discharges of pollutants from CAFOs into rivers and streams. Having EPA show up at your facility for an inspection can sometimes be a daunting experience. Inspections are very comprehensive and typically cover all...

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Guidance Document for CAFOs

Guidance Document for CAFOs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a guidance document for CAFOs. The document, Implementation Guidance on CAFO Regulations – CAFOs that Discharge or are Proposing to Discharge, provides guidance for CAFO owners and operators and NPDES    permitting authorities for evaluating whether a CAFO discharges or proposes to discharge. Owners and operators of CAFOs should use this document as a tool, because the EPA has been...

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Limits on Land Applying Confinement Manure Kick in December 21

A new state law kicks in Dec. 21, limiting the land application of liquid manure on snow-covered ground to emergency situations. The law does not apply to manure from open feedlots or dry manure. It applies to confinement (totally roofed) facilities with liquid manure that have 500 or more animal units. Generally, 500 animal units would be 1,250 finishing hogs; 5,000 nursery pigs; 500 steers, immature dairy cows or other cattle; or 357...

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Commercial Manure Applicator Training Scheduled For Jan. 6

AMES, Iowa — Commercial manure applicators can attend three hours of annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a Commercial Manure Applicator Satellite uplink from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee for the workshop but applicators must...

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