By : Mary Keena, Livestock Environmental Management Specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center, Chris Augustin, Soil Health Specialist, North Central Research Extension Center; Karl Rockeman, Director Division of Water Quality, North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
Cows bale grazing in… Continue reading
By: John George, P.E., Agricultural Engineering Associates
A:iThe CAFO permit provides coverage for discharges to Waters of the U.S. from detention ponds built, maintained, and dewatered in accordance with permit conditions.
The permit requirement to re-establish capacity for the design… Continue reading
By: John George, P.E. Agricultural Engineering Associates
Q: How Did EPA Come Up with the 10 Day Time Limit for Dewatering Runoff Detention Ponds? This requirement can be difficult for my yard to meet.
A: When the Clean Water Act… Continue reading
By: John George
When Jaret Moyer moved his family to Eastern Kansas, he wanted to build a small grower/starter feedyard to support the stocker operation he and his wife were developing. Just two days after closing on the property that… Continue reading
By: John George, Agricultural Engineering Associates
Reader Question: “I am planning some new feedlot pens. Should I design for mounds in the pens or for a constant drainage, grade from the front to the back of the pen?”
John George’s… Continue reading
Ag engineer, John George of Ag Engineering Associates, answers reader questions on construction, design and regulations. This issue’s topic: are lagoons absolutely necessary?
Reader Question: “I have seen reference to feedlot runoff controls which don’t require a lagoon. Is it… Continue reading