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Researchers: Strong, positive trends for Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Researchers laid out a strongly positive assessment of the latest data from the ongoing cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay Wednesday, saying things are moving in the right direction.

Last year's aerial survey of the bay found more than 91,000 acres of underwater grasses, beating a target two years ahead of schedule, they said. The percentage of water quality standards that have been met accelerated its steady, multi-decade march up a tracking chart, rising to 37 percent.

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FPPC Family Expresses Condolences to Family and Friends of Pearlie Reed, former Chief of Natural Resources Conservation Service

He believed in public service and had a humble spirit. It gave him a lot joy and pleasure to serve others. He was a champion for the underdog and believed in fairness for all. He was a wise man, had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor.

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About Us

FPPC's specific mandate is to oversee the implementation and administration of a Pilot Project Program to demonstrate economically viable innovative treatment technology systems that reduce the nutrient content of the waste stream from AFOs by 75 percent or greater. Funding for approved Pilot Projects comes from monies appropriated by Congress and overseen by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. READ MORE HERE. 

 

Subsurfer at Work

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Nitrogen Combined with Poultry Litter and Applied

This subsurfer increases nitrogen use efficiency by maintaining plant available nitrogen in the root zone. The video shows 1) containers for liquid additions on the subsurfer, and 2) spray nozzles for the liquid amendment at the coulters that spray the litter as it is incorporated in the ground. This work is being conducted by the University of Maryland under nutrient management funding from the NRCS.

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Biomass Assessment Study Offers New Opportunity

Five Cumberland and Franklin County dairy farm owners have the opportunity to reduce their waste management costs, through participation in a new biomass energy project funded by the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.

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Manure Magazine

South Carolina Poultry Litter Gasification Project an Important Steppingstone.

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Florida paying farmers millions to store water

For generations, Florida's farmers and ranchers have used their land to grow oranges, sugar, tomatoes and beef cattle, among other things. But now they've added a highly profitable new crop:

Water.

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