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Land application restricted starting Dec. 21

Land application restricted starting Dec. 21

  • 12/8/2017 1:52:00 PM
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Restrictions on applying manure to snow-covered ground starts Dec. 21. Runoff – into our waters – is more likely to occur during winter manure application.
Take Manure Applicator Certification training soon

Take Manure Applicator Certification training soon

  • 12/8/2017 1:51:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill their annual training and certification requirements at 71 Iowa and two out-of-state locations on Jan. 4. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon.
DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

  • 11/2/2017 10:58:00 AM
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JERICO – Wednesday, DNR staff from Manchester investigated a small hog manure spill near Jerico that reached a tributary of Crane Creek.
eMMP update - a better way to handle manure management plans

eMMP update - a better way to handle manure management plans

  • 10/20/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Work is proceeding on the new electronic Manure Management Plan—eMMP—which will make it possible to submit short forms for manure management plans and pay fees online. The goal is to simplify filing an annual MMP for 7,000-plus producers, their consultants, and the 99 counties that receive the plans.
Manure spill in Plymouth County reaches very small creek

Manure spill in Plymouth County reaches very small creek

  • 8/30/2017 12:57:00 PM
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KINGSLEY –After a report of a manure spill from a sow facility in Plymouth County Tuesday afternoon, DNR found manure had reached a small creek about four miles northwest of Kingsley.
March 1 Deadline to Complete MAC Renewals

March 1 Deadline to Complete MAC Renewals

  • 2/17/2017 10:53:00 AM
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Certificates expire annually on March 1 for commercial manure applicators. Confinement site certificates are viable for three years ending on Dec. 31, with a two-month grace period for renewals.
MAC Applicator Training Wrapping Up

MAC Applicator Training Wrapping Up

  • 2/17/2017 10:52:00 AM
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Manure applicator certification training for confinement site applicators is wrapping up, with the last live session scheduled Feb. 28. Two dry/solid manure workshops are also available--designed to meet the needs of confinement or commercial applicators who handle dry or solid manure. They are scheduled for Feb. 21 in Adair County and Feb. 22 in Buena Vista County.
New eMMP webpage

New eMMP webpage

  • 12/22/2016 1:44:00 PM
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Check out the new AFO webpage for ongoing progress reports on an effort to make online submittal of manure management plans (eMMPs) possible.
Are you ready for winter?

Are you ready for winter?

  • 12/22/2016 1:43:00 PM
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Restrictions on Manure Application on Frozen Ground started Dec. 21.
Owners – Sign that MMP

Owners – Sign that MMP

  • 10/20/2016 7:41:00 AM
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Some facilities have been submitting manure management plans (MMPs) signed by the MMP writer rather than the owner. Just a reminder that the plans, including annual updates, must be signed by the facility owner. If the owner is a corporation, the person authorized by law to sign on behalf of the corporation must sign the MMP. The same applies to open feedlots and truck washes that require a nutrient management plan or NMP.
Manure Applicator Training

Manure Applicator Training

  • 8/25/2016 8:51:00 AM
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In Iowa, confinement site manure applicators — people who haul and land apply manure from a confinement (totally roofed) facility with a capacity of 500 or more animal units (1,250 finishing hogs, 500 beef cattle, etc.) — must be certified or use a certified commercial manure applicator. Commercial applicators (those who are in the business of hauling or applying manure) must also be properly certified. 
Manure Spill to Small Creek in Union County

Manure Spill to Small Creek in Union County

  • 6/1/2016 11:59:00 AM
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THAYER – Tuesday afternoon, Union County maintenance staff accidentally nicked a hose used to transport manure while mowing a right-of-way about one mile north of Thayer.
Manure Applicator Training Begins January 5

Manure Applicator Training Begins January 5

  • 12/17/2015 5:49:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Iowa manure applicators, confinement and commercial, should plan now to complete training to renew their certificates by March 1.
Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

  • 12/10/2015 8:50:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Early snowfall in much of northern Iowa may affect animal producers with confinement (totally roofed) facilities when limits on applying liquid manure on snow-covered ground start Dec. 21.
EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

  • 12/3/2015 10:20:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Commissioners will hear a presentation on manure management, and be asked to approve contracts and an air quality referral to the Iowa Attorney General, at the Dec. 15 Environmental Protection Commission meeting.