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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 10:29:00 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 12:54:00 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 12:51:00 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 1:46:00 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 3:13:00 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 3:12:00 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 1:41:00 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 1:40:00 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.
MAC applicator training wrapping up

MAC applicator training wrapping up

  • 2/9/2018 3:57:00 PM
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Manure applicator certification training for confinement site applicators is wrapping up, with the last live session scheduled Feb. 28. Confinement and commercial applicators who handle dry or solid manure can catch one of six training sessions offered Feb. 13 to Feb. 28.
eMMP rolling out in March

eMMP rolling out in March

  • 2/9/2018 3:55:00 PM
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Poultry and livestock producers who must file a manure management plan can now file their MMP electronically--three years out of four. 
Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

  • 1/23/2018 8:39:00 AM
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Coming in March, DNR will have an option for livestock and poultry farmers to submit their annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) updates and pay compliance fees online. The electronic (eMMP) option provides a simplified process for producers, their consultants, counties and the DNR.
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 11:58:00 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 12:01:00 PM
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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 1:57:00 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 8:41:00 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 9:51:00 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. 
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