Tag: agriculture


US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE PETITION FOR LISTING BUTTERFLIES AND BEES IN KENTUCKY

A 90-day comment period began in September to help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s determine whether or not to pursue a threatened or endangered listing for the Regal fritillary butterfly and Rusty patched bumblebee in Kentucky and surrounding states. These comments are crucial in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to pursue or […]


Des Moines, Iowa Sues Three Upstream Counties Over Nutrient Pollution

The City of Des Moines, Iowa has given formal notice that it intends to sue three upstream counties discharging water with high nitrate concentrations.  At issue is the fact that the Des Moines Water Works spends roughly $4,000 a day to operate a specialized denitrification facility.  Water Works officials say it is pretty clear that […]


Kentucky to Receive $4.4 Million to Reduce Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment Loadings from Agricultural Operations

Over the next five years, Kentucky will receive $4.4 million from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, with the goal of improving water quality by reducing nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loadings from agricultural operations.  The program aims to reduce loadings by providing producers with technical and financial assistance to develop Agriculture Water Quality and Nutrient Management […]


Farm SPCC Compliance Date is This Week

SMG prepares and reviews SPCC plans for many types of facilities.  May 10, 2013 is the deadline for compliance for owners and operators of farms subject to Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan regulations. SPCC regulations apply to farms that: Store, transfer, use or consume oil or oil products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, […]