CROPS NEWS
Brown Gold Strike
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:28 AM CDT

As unappetizing as it is to discuss over dinner, manure management is a pig farmer's bread and butter. Manage manure well, and he makes more money. Manage it really well, and he can earn what is, for a livestock producer, a rare accolade: conservation champion.

Just ask the owners of Meadowlane Farms, in Frankfort, Ind. Mike Beard, his son Dave and his son-in-law Chris Pearson have not only won awards for their environmental stewardship, their wean-to-finish operation has become a conservation showcase, visited by public officials, schoolchildren and even the occasional industry critic.

Meadowlane Farms is as eager as livestock ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Potash Corp Profit Jumps 77%
DTN Fertilizer Outlook
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Ethanol Outlook
Global Fertilizer Outlook - 9
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends