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Governor Signs SF 432

Application of Liquid Manure on Snow/Frozen Ground and Dry Bedded Livestock Regulations The Governor signed SF 432, the bill regulating liquid manure application on frozen ground and dry bedding, into law on May 26, 2009. ICNAA supported this legislation because it clarifies liquid manure application practices and simplifies the current Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) rule proposal. The EPC proposed rule called forth a complete...

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Manure Application on Frozen Ground Poses Risks to Water

Livestock producers who lack adequate manure storage may face a dilemma – how to apply manure after the ground has frozen without risking adverse effects on nearby streams. “Applying manure on frozen or snow-covered ground is risky business,” said Dan Olson, an environmental specialist in the Atlantic DNR field office, “because the manure thaws on top of the ground and runs off before the ground thaws and it can soak in. “Producers need to...

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