chicken litter News

  • Arsenic in field runoff linked to poultry litter

    Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time—and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers. Poultry producers have sometimes ...

  • EPA orders Louisiana poultry farms to stop discharging

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued cease and desist administrative orders to two chicken broiler facilities in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, for discharging chicken litter into a tributary of the Dugdemona River. The Mike Reeves 1 and Beaver Creek Farm chicken broiler facilities are concentrated animal feeding operations located approximately four miles east of Arcadia on the south ...

  • EPA Orders Kevin Basham farm to stop discharging pollutants into Louisiana waters

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to the Kevin Basham Farm in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, for unauthorized discharges of chicken litter into a tributary of the Dugdemona River. The Kevin Basham Farm chicken broiler facility is a concentrated animal feeding operation located approximately five miles east of Arcadia on the south side of U.S. ...

  • EPA orders foster poultry farms to stop discharging pollutants into Louisiana waters

    On January 26, 2012, the EPA inspected the hatchery and found unauthorized discharges of pollutants from its process wastewater lagoon to an unnamed tributary of Leatherman Creek. Leatherman Creek drains into Black Creek Bayou and it in turn drains into the Red River. “A chicken hatchery should be raising chickens not pollution levels in nearby rivers,” said EPA Regional Administrator ...

  • Farmer uses poultry power to generate brass from muck

    Great Ynys Farm will use poultry power to become more eco friendly and generate a new income stream as a renewable energy generator.  The Hereford-based farm, which has 125 acres of arable land and a 90,000 broiler chicken operation, will use anaerobic digestion (AD) to convert chicken litter into biogas for renewable electricity and heat generation. The green electricity will power the ...


    By ENER-G

  • Improving Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in West Virginia are finding ways to improve soil on degraded land so it can be used for sports fields and other uses. Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the agency's Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are developing constructed or replacement subsoils and topsoils to build better and ...

  • USDA Spends $180 Million for Rural Water, Wastewater Upgrades

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The federal government is spending nearly $180 million to fund 61 new rural water and wastewater community systems in 29 states, Agriculture Under Secretary Thomas Dorr announced Monday. 'These projects will build and improve rural water and sewage systems, and rural communities will benefit through cleaner water, recreation and wildlife resources,' ...

  • GEC Organics Delivers First Large Sale of Proprietary Compost Soil Amendment

    Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GEC Organics, has delivered the first truck loads of its proprietary compost soil amendment, OSA1000?. Peter Ubaldi, President of GEC, said, "Our strategy has been to target both the retail market with bagged product, which has successfully begun, and to identify large local growers ...

  • Alabama Government Officials Praise Global Ecology for Creating New Jobs at Its New Soil Amendment Facility

    Global Ecology Corporation (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) has received the warm endorsement of city, state and county officials for its investment in a new soil amendment business in Castleberry Alabama that is creating new jobs for the region. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GEC Organics Corp., the company has made a substantial investment in this project and is currently producing a high ...

  • As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

    On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and possibly offering viable farming alternatives for a future in which rising seas have inundated countless coastal farmlands. Sea rise, one of the consequences of climate change, now ...


    By Associated Press

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you