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Manure

See what farms are using for nutrient management, from anaerobic digesters and storage to field application and emissions.

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Digestion of manure is, on paper, a fairly simple process. Similar to how a cow digests food, digesters further break down manure, capture methane, purify the gas and then convert it to pipeline-grade renewable natural gas (RNG).

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Manure is a valuable source of nutrients and soil-building organic matter. It is always important to manage manure nutrients to maximize availability for crops and minimize environmental losses, but that is especially true this spring as fertilizer prices have skyrocketed. Several strategies and practices can be used on the farm to realize the full value of those manure assets.

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Climate change is a global problem. While world leaders and scientists meet to find solutions, U.S. dairy producers are well-poised to play a part in these efforts.

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There is liquid manure, solid manure and then there is sludge. How much sludge is in your lagoon and why does it matter?

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Technology continues evolving at a rapid pace, helping dairy farmers become even more sustainable.

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Livestock owners have long known the immense value of their manure. Now, with soaring commercial fertilizer prices, some crops-only farmers are starting to see what all the hype is about and are seeking to buy manure from their livestock-owner neighbors.

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