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to the Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science "Ag & the Environment" Website! (This site was formerly known as "Animal Waste Management" or more recently as "Ag Waste Management.") We have given the site a new look and will be updating and expanding the information. So check back later to see how we are doing.

Current News & Events

  • The Black Mountain News reports that the operator of a Henderson County, NC dairy farm pleaded guilty Friday to violating the federal Clean Water Act by allowing animal waste to spill into the French Broad River. [Read More]

  • The Times-News in Hendersonville has reported that the North Carolina Division of Water Quality will be sending a notice of violation to the operator of a western NC dairy for allegedly discharging wastes into a ditch leading to the French Broad River. [Read More]

  • Ohio Dairy Suspected in Fish Kill
    This story illustrates the need for vigilance in managing dairy wastes. [Read More]


  • On July 19, 2012, EPA issued a final rule to revise its CAFO permit regulation to remove the requirement that CAFOs that “propose to discharge” must seek NPDES permit coverage. This rule revision is in response to a 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision in National Pork Producers Council v. EPA, which vacated portions of the Agency’s 2008 CAFO rule. [Read More]

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing that concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) submit basic operational information. [Read More]

  • The Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control Rules pertaining to Animal Waste Management were revised and published May, 2011. Chapter 1200-04-05 will be of particular interest to Tennessee Livestock Producers.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned 13 Chino dairy owners they need to upgrade manure handling systems so pollution doesn't reach area waterways. [Read More]

  • Idaho dairyman sentenced to 60 days in jail for illegally diverting wastewater from his dairy operation. [Read More]

  • Information on becoming a Technical Service Provider is available on the NRCS website. [Read More]


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