Tag: farms

EPA Launches Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Every year, livestock producers manage over a billion tons of animal manure containing valuable nutrients, specifically nitrogen and phosphorus. Given the magnitude of scale, there is a tremendous opportunity to generate environmental and economic benefits from the nutrients found in livestock waste. Manure can be a resource as a renewable fertilizer, but must be handled […]

Federal Assistance for Vermont Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Thursday (September 4, 2014) a $45 million program available to Vermont farmers who adopt conservation practices intended to prevent nutrient runoff into the state’s waterways.  According to the USDA news release, blue-green algae blooms on Lake Champlain are the result of degraded water quality primarily due to phosphorus […]