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Have you submitted your MMP Annual Update using eMMP?

Have you submitted your MMP Annual Update using eMMP?

  • 9/17/2020 9:54:00 AM
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If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, then why not give it a try! The eMMP is easy to use--streamlining the annual short form update submittal and payment process.
DNR investigates manure spill in Mitchell County

DNR investigates manure spill in Mitchell County

  • 4/24/2020 3:47:00 PM
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STACYVILLE - The DNR is checking a fish kill after the report of a manure spill Thursday evening about three miles southeast of Stacyville in Mitchell County.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/13/2020 11:21:00 AM
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Confinement site applicators have just under three weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

  • 1/4/2020 8:51:00 PM
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For confinement site owners: If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, check your mail now.
Save the date(s) for MAC training

Save the date(s) for MAC training

  • 12/23/2019 1:14:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training and certification requirements at any of 75 county locations on Jan. 8.
Why wait to make the most of your manure nutrients

Why wait to make the most of your manure nutrients

  • 10/17/2019 3:31:00 PM
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When applying anhydrous ammonia or ammonia-laden manure, waiting until soil temperatures drop below 50 degrees maximizes nitrogen availability and minimizes its loss.
Lee County Manure Release

Lee County Manure Release

  • 7/9/2019 10:43:00 AM
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KEOKUK - Sunday afternoon, DNR investigated a report of an unnamed creek running black near Mississippi River Road about 4 miles north of Keokuk.
Celebrating Success with the eMMP

Celebrating Success with the eMMP

  • 5/30/2019 6:34:00 AM
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It’s been roughly a year since the online manure management plan or eMMP rolled out. Producers and consultants have embraced the new technology submitting nearly 60 percent of annual plans electronically.
Manure release from Clinton County dairy

Manure release from Clinton County dairy

  • 4/26/2019 12:45:00 PM
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CHARLOTTE – Late Wednesday, DNR investigated a complaint about manure overflowing north of Charlotte, about 15 miles northwest of Clinton.
DNR investigating manure runoff in Carson

DNR investigating manure runoff in Carson

  • 4/16/2019 12:06:00 PM
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CARSON, Iowa -- On April 15, 2019, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Iowa DNR Field Office 4 staff was notified about a potential discharge occurring at Cyclone Cattle Open Cattle Feedlot in Carson, Iowa.
Options to complete MAC training this week

Options to complete MAC training this week

  • 2/26/2019 11:29:00 AM
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If you’ve been snow-bound, ice-bound or cold-bound, you still have some options to complete your manure applicator certificate training by March 1. Yes, that’s Friday of this week. But don’t panic.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/18/2019 1:54:00 PM
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Confinement site applicators: have just two more weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
MAC Renewals due by March 1

MAC Renewals due by March 1

  • 2/18/2019 1:51:00 PM
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Reminder: Certificates expire annually on March 1 for commercial manure applicators.
Manure release west of Winterset ended

Manure release west of Winterset ended

  • 1/17/2019 2:46:00 PM
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WINTERSET - An ongoing manure release discovered Jan. 9 four miles west of Winterset ended over the Jan. 12 to 13 weekend.
Several choices to complete MAC training by March 1

Several choices to complete MAC training by March 1

  • 1/11/2019 4:13:00 PM
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Confinement site applicators attending Pork Congress Jan. 24 can also complete their manure applicator certification training. DNR and Iowa State University Extension will offer the two-hour class from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 103 on the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center.
eMMP Update – Come visit us at Pork Congress

eMMP Update – Come visit us at Pork Congress

  • 1/11/2019 4:12:00 PM
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DNR specialists will be on hand at Pork Congress to answer questions and guide you through the eMMP application – an online system to file your annual manure management plan updates. Look for us Jan. 23 and 24, near the food court at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., in Des Moines.
Dates set for MAC training

Dates set for MAC training

  • 12/24/2018 2:41:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training and certification requirements in 41 counties and at one Minnesota location on Jan. 3. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon. Please pre-register with the Iowa State University county Extension and Outreach office by Dec. 26.
Meeting the challenge of cold weather manure application

Meeting the challenge of cold weather manure application

  • 12/24/2018 2:40:00 PM
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Freezing temperatures following a wet fall and delayed harvest make this year’s manure application challenging. For many in northwest and north central Iowa, surface application has been the only viable option during the last few weeks.
Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

  • 10/18/2018 10:30:00 AM
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Instead of sitting high and dry for harvest and fall manure application, virtually every county in the state now has saturated soils, ponded fields and high running streams. Manure applicators are waiting for that one dry week, and producers are worrying about emptying pits and compacting soils
DNR investigates Butler County manure release

DNR investigates Butler County manure release

  • 9/27/2018 2:30:00 PM
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BRISTOW - Yesterday DNR staff investigated a manure spill caused by a broken water line in a hog confinement located about three miles north of Bristow.
eMMP proving popular with producers

eMMP proving popular with producers

  • 9/14/2018 10:15:00 AM
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Fall is almost here. That means harvest is coming and manure application season is around the corner. Late September marks six months since the online manure management plan (eMMP) application rolled out. In the first four months, producers submitted about 30 percent of annual MMP updates using the new system.
After the rain, take time to check water quality

After the rain, take time to check water quality

  • 9/14/2018 10:14:00 AM
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After the rain ends is the best time to check below your open feedlots and dairy operations to see if your manure controls are working as planned. According to Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University ag engineer, taking a walk on the wet side after a cloudburst gives you valuable information about your lot -- information you just can’t get when the lot is dry. 
eMMP rolled out and questions roll in

eMMP rolled out and questions roll in

  • 4/16/2018 8:47:00 AM
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The new electronic manure management plan application or eMMP rolled out March 23 when personal identification number (PIN) letters were mailed to one owner of each confinement facility needing an MMP.
Online MMP submittal now live

Online MMP submittal now live

  • 3/26/2018 9:59:00 AM
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Letters went out from DNR March 22 regarding the new electronic manure management plan (eMMP) application. DNR sent only one letter per facility site providing a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to owners of confinement facilities who must file manure management plans. If you are a co-owner who did not receive a letter, please work with your ownership group.
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