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Industrial Farms Have Gone Green

-- There is much to like about small, local farms and their influence on what we eat. But if we are to sustainably deal with problems presented by population growth and climate change, we need to look to the farmers who grow a majority of the country's food and fiber. Large farmers -- who are responsible for 80 percent of the food sales in the United States, though they make up fewer than 8 percent of all farms, according to 2012 data from the Department of Agriculture -- are among the most progressive, technologically savvy growers on the planet.


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.


Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out. That's the vision of one of the largest biogas projects of its kind in the U.S. currently being installed in northern Missouri, part of a long-term effort to turn underused agriculture resources into an engine for environmentally friendly farming practices.


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Florida paying farmers millions to store water

For generations, Florida's farmers and ranchers have used land to grow oranges, sugar, tomatoes and beef cattle. But now they've added a highly profitable new crop: Water. The state is paying large agricultural operators millions in taxpayer dollars to hold water as if it were a crop.


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.


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.


Manure Magazine

South Carolina Poultry Litter Gasification Project an Important Steppingstone.