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Manures -- Environmental aspects.

View Resource Potential Priority Watersheds for Protection of Water Quality from Contamination by Manure Nutrients

The US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) gives this report from a paper given at the Animal Residuals Management Conference 2000. Percolation, runoff, soil erosion, and manure loadings were used to estimate watershed vulnerability to contamination from manure. The study concluded that the Cape Fear and Lower Arkansas River Basins were the most vulnerable....
View Resource Manure Management for Water Quality: Costs to Animal Feeding Operations of Applying Manure Nutrients to Land

This Web site contains a June 2003 report from the Economic Research Service of U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report offers a detailed analysis of livestock and poultry manure management for water quality in the U.S. The studies included in the report occur on multiple scales: 1) a farm-level analysis of "on-farm technical choice and producer costs" across the U.S., 2) a regional analysis of...
View Resource To reduce its carbon emissions, a Vermont college draws on the power of cows

Green Mountain Becomes First Campus Powered by Vermont Dairy Cows Local farm leading way for green power CVPS Cow Power [Macromedia Flash Player] The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Vermont...