FARM BLEAT To My Valentine
As I was proofreading the pages tonight for our weekend edition of the Daily Globe, I came across a story our copy editor had plugged in at the bottom of Page 1. It was in the "Can You Believe Th... Posted on 2/12/10 at 4:42 PM
SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A dike breach in a dairy waste lagoon with a 21-million-gallon capacity has sent a large amount of cow manure flowing through farm fields and into the Snohomish River, the state Agriculture Department said Tuesday.
Nothing says ``I love you' like a half-mile wide heart made out of manure.
A southern Minnesota man created the Valentine's Day gift for his wife of 37 years in their farm field about 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea (LEE).
Money will be used to address fecal coliform bacteria issues
LUVERNE — The Rock River Watershed, spanning portions of Rock, Nobles, Pipestone and Murray counties, has received a nearly $150,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to address manure management issues.
To the folks who make a living spreading manure on farm fields, the business end of hogs, cows and chickens can be a gold mine.
More than 1.3 million tons of manure is applied as fertilizer each year to about 15.8 million acres of farmland in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of it is handled by custom manure applicators who gathered Wednesday in central Iowa to learn the latest techniques for handling the waste.
By Michael J. Crumb, The Associated Press
July 24, 2009
Livestock manure contains many microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Some microorganisms don’t cause sickness in animals or humans, while others are pathogens, meaning they’re capable of causing disease.
By David Schmidt, University of Minnesota Extension Educator
February 21, 2008
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