farm waste News

  • Seeds are sown for farming waste rules

    Farmers and growers are being reminded that they need to gear up for new rules governing the disposal of fuel oil and pesticides which will kick in next month. The definition of hazardous waste is increasingly broad and regulations which come into play on May 15 will place stricter controls on the disposal, recovery and movement of this type of waste for farmers in England and Wales. Waste is ...

  • Wastewater fears for urban farms

    Urgent action is needed to remove pollutants from urban wastewater, which is often used in cities to grow food, an international study has warned. Data collected by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) found that 85% of cities discharged the water without any appropriate treatment. With many developing nations swiftly urbanising, the authors said people were at increasing risk of ...

  • Farming and knowledge monocultures are misconceived

    Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science, say Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas. In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A model farm for emissions studies

    Anyone downwind of a pig barn knows that animal production facilities generate some notable emissions. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have reported that preliminary findings from wind tunnel studies indicate that positioning farm buildings perpendicular to prevailing winds could help reduce odors from downwind lagoons or tanks. Wind speed and direction, topography, structures, ...

  • Two months to clear waste tyres from farm land

    For two years Adrian Last illegally stored waste tyres on disused farm land in Louth while trading as The Branch/Crusade on Waste. Skegness Magistrates Court was told yesterday (Thursday) that in November last year Last was served with a notice requiring him to remove the tyres by 25 January 2013. He did not comply with the notice. The Court has now ordered him to clear the site by midday on ...

  • EPA orders manheim farm to cease unpermitted waste discharges (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has ordered a Manheim Pa. farm to stop discharging pollutants to a stream without a required Clean Water Act permit. On April 1, EPA inspected the farm of Melvin and Moses Petersheim of Manheim Pa. Melvin Petersheim owns and operates an egg-laying operation with approximately 36,000 hens. His brother Moses operates a dairy farm with ...

  • Better approach to reporting hazardous substances from farm animal waste

    EPA is announcing a final rule providing an administrative reporting exemption for air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms. This rule will enable response authorities to better focus their attention on hazardous substance releases that require a response, while reducing reporting burdens on America’s farms. Notifications must still be made to response authorities when ...

  • Food and farm waste can help power the nation, says Benn

    Businesses and local authorities are being offered help to turn food, farm and other organic waste into energy and fuel. Defra has published a plan to boost biogas production from anaerobic digestion to help tackle climate change and produce renewable energy. ‘Accelerating the Uptake of Anaerobic Digestion in England: an Implementation Plan’ sets out actions to help businesses, local ...


  • Egyptian Experimental Farm Reveals Possible Market for `Sewage Farming` Agricultural Products

    Crops grown on the Egyptian desert using treated wastewater are safe for human consumption and their production is economically viable, concluded engineers working on an experimental farm in Gerga, in the Sohag Governorate of Egypt. Their final report, 'The Re-use of Treated Sewage Waste Water in Agriculture' contains recommendations for a successful country-wide establishment of ...

  • How green was my vertical farm?

    By 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities and 3 billion more people will need to be fed. The simple fact is we are running out of available land to grow enough food to feed them. If we can’t grow our cities outward to find more arable land, the only solution is to grow them upwards. This may change the way we design cities forever. The problem is real and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Farming the cities, feeding an Urban future

    As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic opportunities, urban agriculture is becoming an important provider of both food and employment, according to researchers with the Worldwatch Institute. "Urban agriculture is providing food, jobs, and hope in Nairobi, Kampala, Dakar, and other cities across sub-Saharan Africa," said Danielle Nierenberg, co-director of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Rooftop farming: The next steps for development

    Urban agriculture is becoming increasingly popular. A recent assessment of rooftop farming in Barcelona shows differing attitudes towards the practice, and provides important recommendations for the development of agricultural policy for the 21st century, such as including food production as a potential use of rooftops in planning legislation. Urban agriculture, defined by the Food and ...

  • Rice paddies synergise with fish farming

    By combining aquaculture with wet paddy farming in its coastal areas Bangladesh can meet food security and climate change issues, says a new report. The approach promises more nutritious food, without causing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WasteToEnergyNews Agricultural Waste to Power Colombian Egg Farms to Gasification System Progression at California Army Base

    From agricultural waste to power Columbian eggs farms to a gasification system progressing at a California army base, it’s clear waste-to-energy is becoming a winning ticket in all walks of life. Here’s a look at some stories that caught our eye… Are recreational power plants the future? ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • New Compact Separators From Bauer Group Designed for Small Farms and Waste Processors

    The Bauer Group announces the release of two new high quality press screw separators designed for small farms and waste processing operations with limited energy resources: the Bauer COMPACT and Fan Separator SOLIDRY. With a maximum throughput of 15 cubic yards per hour, and our legendary quality, COMPACT and SOLIDRY are ideal for a wide range of agricultural applications, ...

  • EPA takes penalty action against Manheim farm for unpermitted waste discharges (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has issued an Administrative Penalty Order in the amount of $6,000 to Melvin and Moses Petersheim of Manheim Pa. for illegally discharging pollutants from their Manheim farm to a nearby stream without a required Clean Water Act permit. On April 1, EPA inspected the farm of Melvin Petersheim, who owns farmland on which he operates an ...

  • Bion Issues Report on Local Environmental Benefits Resulting from Onsite Livestock Waste Treatment at Kreider Farms

     Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) today issued two reports on the local environmental benefits that result from its Kreider Farms Project and potential future livestock waste treatment projects.  Bion recently commissioned a study that was conducted by Barry Evans, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, to assess the ...

  • Blue Sphere Announces US Agricultural and Dairy Farm Waste to Energy and High Value Soil Amendment Production Initiative

      Blue Sphere Corp. (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Blue Sphere"), a company in the Cleantech sector as an emission reduction and renewable energy project integrator, is pleased to announce that it has embarked on a campaign to implement dairy farm waste to energy and high-value soil amendment production projects across the United States. These projects will ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • Bion Announces Kreider Farms Project Sampling Results

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the test results from the most recent round of sampling of its system at the Kreider Farms dairy operation. These samplings will be part of Bion's submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for the issuance of its final water quality permit and approval of Bion's nutrient ...

  • EPA orders two Virginia farms to cease unpermitted waste discharges to the Shenandoah River (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has ordered two Virginia farms to cease discharging pollutants to a stream without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, as required by the Clean Water Act. On April 14, 2010, EPA conducted a Clean Water Act inspection of Turley Creek Farms in Linville Va., a chicken broiler grower which confines ...

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