What Are the Clean Water Act Requirements That Apply to Animal Agriculture?

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A Brief Overview of the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Requirements for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Farms classified as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are subject to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting under the Clean Water Act (CWA) because they are, by definition, “point sources” of pollution.…

Planning for Stewardship

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Managing manure as a beneficial resource involves:

Building on the previous sections in this module, this section focuses on tools and resources for managing manure-related risks and highlights strategies for good stewardship.…

Water Quality Issues Associated with Manure

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Many of the images and scenarios on this page may be permit violations or may contribute to exceedances of water quality standards; however, additional information beyond what is provided on this educational page is required to make determinations of that nature.

What Does Manure Collection and Storage Look Like?

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Farms collect and store manure in different ways. For the most part, manure is handled and stored as either solid, slurry, or liquid. The biggest differences are between systems designed for solid manure and those designed for liquid or slurry manure.…

Using Your Smartphone As a Tool for Live Streaming and Capturing Video In the Field

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This workshop will introduce tips and equipment for using a smartphone or tablet to obtain live video in the field, whether from workshops, farm visits, demonstrations, field days, or research plots. Microphones, tripod mounts, and apps will be discussed. An emphasis will be on equipment that can be stored and carried around with minimal planning yet still provide good quality.…