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New Manure Nutrient Management Research Available

Written by: John Sawyer, Department of Agronomy Iowa crop and livestock farmers, as top producers of corn, soybeans, pork, eggs, and other agricultural products are in an advantageous position economically and environmentally. Not only do livestock producers enjoy the benefits of locally grown crops for the feed that they need, but crop producers also enjoy the benefits of using manure as a nutrient source. To help producers make the most...

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Master Matrix Passes 37 Counties in First Week of the Year

Nearly 40 Iowa counties have notified the DNR that they intend to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix in their counties. Animal producers in counties that use the master matrix must meet higher standards than other confinement producers who also need a construction permit. They must earn points on the master matrix by choosing a site and using practices that...

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