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  • Stink raised over horse manure in LaGrange County (Indiana)

    10/05/2015 6:56:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Goshen News ^ | DENISE FEDOROW
    That petition states in part, “We the taxpayers of LaGrange County respectfully request the county require the Amish community to attach manure bags to buggies and to clean up hitching rack areas after use.”
  • Manure expo to be held July 14 and 15

    07/02/2015 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The 2015 Manure Expo is coming to Chambersburg on July 14 and 15. The goal of the expo is to bring farmers, certified haulers, researchers, extension educators, government agency personnel and equipment dealers to share their knowledge about this part of agriculture. With farm tours, educational sessions and equipment demonstrations, this year’s expo site will be on Ingram Drive, just off Interstate 81 in Chambersburg. Tuesday, July 14 is tour day. Participants can choose from one of three tours. All tours will leave from and return to the expo site. The dairy and agitation tour will travel...
  • Finland: Horse manure plan to heat homes

    06/17/2015 6:33:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | June 15, 2015
    Finland's government wants the country to turn away from fossil fuels and look towards horse manure to heat its homes instead, it's reported. The new coalition's manifesto sets out plans for the large-scale use of horse dung as a renewable source of energy, the national broadcaster Yle reports. One energy company is already trying out a biofuel made by mixing horse manure with a wood-based litter, which is then burned to create power. The Fortum group says the annual waste created by three horses would be enough to heat a family home for a year. And with about 77,000 horses...
  • Manure trade show's slogan contest produces pile of entries

    04/24/2015 1:07:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | April 24, 2015
    Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. The trade show, now in its 13th year, showcases the latest technology in manure handling, treatment and application. It's being held in July in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. An official event slogan has already been settled on: "2015 Manure Expo: Manure than you can Handle!" It will appear on the front of a T-shirt.
  • Farms can be held liable for pollution from manure: U.S. court

    01/17/2015 4:05:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/17/15 | Ayesha Rascoe- Rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid waste, a decision hailed by environmentalists as opening the door to potential legal challenges against facilities across the country. A large dairy in Washington state, Cow Palace Dairy, polluted ground water by over applying manure to soil, ruled Judge Thomas Rice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Wednesday. "The practices of this mega-dairy are no different than thousands of others across the country," said Jessica Culpepper, an attorney at Public Justice,...
  • Shovel-ready: Stimulus funds still being spent on manure project

    12/09/2014 1:45:21 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 12/9/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Almost six years after the passage of the stimulus package, taxpayer dollars have finally found their way into a shovel ready project: $60,000 to haul horse manure. Sold as an opportunity to bring America into the “21st century,” the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus, is now being used to remove wild horse manure off of public lands.
  • Video: Michael Jordan calls Barack Obama a sh---- golfer

    10/30/2014 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Kyle Porter, Golf Writer
    Michael Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad recently about who his dream foursome would entail (if he was included in the four) and President Obama isn't getting an invite. "I've never played with Obama but I would," said Jordan. "But no, that's okay, I'd take him out. He's a hack, it would be all day playing with him. "Don't worry about it," said Jordan. "I never said he wasn't a great politician, I'm just saying he's a sh---- golfer."
  • Manure used by Europe's first farmers 8,000 years ago

    07/16/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT · by Renfield · 20 replies
    A new study says Europe's first farmers used far more sophisticated practices than was previously thought. A research team led by the University of Oxford has found that Neolithic farmers manured and watered their crops as early as 6,000 BC. It had always been assumed that manure wasn't used as a fertiliser until Iron Age and Roman times. However, this new research shows that enriched levels of nitrogen-15, a stable isotope abundant in manure, have been found in the charred cereal grains and pulse seeds taken from 13 Neolithic sites around Europe. The findings are published in the early edition...
  • Japan: Halt of crop farming in Fukushima forces manure to accumulate on cattle farms

    11/04/2011 12:36:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Mainichi ^ | 11/04/11
    Halt of crop farming in Fukushima forces manure to accumulate on cattle farms At his cattle farm, Kazunori Mizunoya looks at a cow knee deep in its own excrement in the Fukushima Prefecture village of Nakajima on Oct. 20. (Mainichi) FUKUSHIMA -- Two months after a government ban on beef was lifted, cattle farmers here are growing increasingly desperate as nearby vegetable farmers have halted production due to the ongoing nuclear disaster, leaving nowhere to take the accumulating manure that was previously used as fertilizer. "When vegetable farmers are pushed into a dead end, there's a domino effect that puts...
  • Manure Spill Over Mile Long Closes Md. Road

    09/20/2011 12:01:18 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 33 replies
    AP/ NBC Washington ^ | Sept 19, 2011 | NBC Washington
    Investigators said they are still searching for the source of the manure.
  • Manure Spill Over Mile Long Closes Md. Road

    09/19/2011 1:17:36 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | Monday, Sep 19, 2011
    Traffic jams stink. Especially when they are caused by manure. Howard County highway crews had to hold their breath while they hustled to clean up a manure spill that stretched 1.5 miles on Sunday. The spill stretched from Main Street in Ellicot City to Frederick Road in Baltimore County. Howard County Fire Battalion Chief Eric D. Proctor tells the BaltimoreSun that crews spent nearly three hours cleaning up the liquid manure. The spill prompted street closures while crews cleaned the pavement. Investigators said they are still searching for the source of the manure. A worker at an Ellicot City wine...
  • CALIFORNIA: New legislative bills grow in the dark

    09/09/2011 10:43:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/9/11 | Dan Walters
    The Capitol – especially during the last, hectic days of any legislative session – is a bottom-line kind of place. Its occupants, whether legislators or lobbyists, are entirely focused on passing, defeating or amending bills. They respect those most adept at pulling legislative levers to reach their goals, and disdain those who complain about process. They practice, in other words, the adage attributed to Otto von Bismarck that "laws are like sausages; it's better not to see them being made." One doesn't have to be naive or squeamish, however, to be appalled at how the Legislature ignores its own rules...
  • Police find suspect neck-deep in liquid manure pit

    04/22/2010 12:36:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 555+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2010
    ALBION, Ind. (AP) -- Police said that officers searching for a man wanted on methamphetamine charges found him hiding neck-deep in a liquid manure pit at a northeastern Indiana farm. Noble County sheriff's deputies thought they'd lost the man until an officer spotted him in the tank beneath an outbuilding floor on the farm near Albion.
  • "Spreading the wealth around"

    03/10/2010 10:59:33 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 407+ views
    me ^ | 3-10-10 | Wobbly Bob
    For you city slickers, this is a manure spreader. (For environutters, it is an "organic waste recycling applicator" for "sustainable" agriculture practices) --This was the only implement John Deere ever made that they would not stand behind!
  • Farmer makes manure valentine for his wife

    02/13/2010 6:32:42 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,034+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 12, 2010
    ALBERT LEA, Minn.- A Minnesota farmer's wife has received a valentine possibly only a farmer's wife could appreciate -- a half-mile-wide heart outlined in cow manure. Bruce Andersland spent hours with a manure spreader hitched to his tractor Wednesday and Thursday creating the heart, the Albert Lea Tribune, Minn., reported. It is in a square-mile field 12 miles outside of Albert Lea that has belonged to his family for 87 years. Once he finished the job, Andersland hired a pilot to take a picture of the heart from the air, the only place to see it properly. Beth Andersland, who...
  • Farmer makes half-mile wide heart from manure(MN)

    02/12/2010 3:15:42 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies · 1,001+ views
    Albert Lea Tribune ^ | 2-11-10 | Tim Engstrom
    For his wife this Valentine’s Day, a farmer has created a half-mile wide arrow-pierced heart recognizable from the sky about 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea. Following plans he jotted on scratch paper, Bruce Andersland drove his tractor and manure spreader earlier this week in the special shape for his wife, Beth.
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2009 Vol.23 – October 23

    10/23/2009 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 173 replies · 3,085+ views
    Free Republic | 10-23-2009 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon to all of you gardeners. I apologize for the late post today. Well the last days of October are upon us and the garden is finally tilled for the last time this year. I seeded it with an annual rye grass. I also started rebuilding my compost pile. The oak and pecan trees have yet to drop their leaves so I will have to wait for their contribution to the compost pile until November.
  • John Cornyn’s manure is so thick he could build dung huts in Texas

    05/20/2009 7:06:45 PM PDT · by Texas Federalist · 42 replies · 1,606+ views
    RedState ^ | 5/20/09 | Erik Erickson
    John Cornyn knows better than you conservative boobs and he wants you to know it. In commenting about the NRSC’s endorsement of Charlie Crist, Cornyn said “I need to constantly remind some of my very conservative friends who want to sort of purify the party – and, in so doing, cast us in a permanent minority status – that Ronald Reagan said the person who votes with me 80 percent of the time is my friend and ally, not a 20 percent traitor,” Cornyn says. But contrast that with this statement from Cornyn in the same article: n 2010, cting...
  • Man drowns in manure lagoon

    12/23/2008 4:38:21 PM PST · by grame · 33 replies · 857+ views
    Peru Daily Tribune | 12/22/08
    Bluffton, In - Authorities say a Bluffton man apparently drowned when a skid loader he was operating fell into a manure lagoon in Wells County. An Indiana conservation officer says 23 yr old Nicholas Cruz had been cleaning out a cattle lot at Sunny Park Dairy and dumping manure into the lagoon when he apparently lost control of the skid loader.
  • Man Parks Manure Near Democrats' Campaign Office to Protest Obama

    11/04/2008 12:09:57 PM PST · by docbnj · 21 replies · 2,591+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4 Nov 2008 | anonymous
    BUTTE, Mont.-- Democrats are criticizing a 38-year-old man who parked a trailer load of manure across the street from Whitehall's Democratic campaign office to protest presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Terry Reed, who owns a construction and excavation company in Whitehall, parked the trailer near the office on Saturday. He also posted a sign in the manure mocking Obama's "change we can believe in" slogan as "a load of crap." "I think Obama's plan is just one big old poop sandwich and we're all going to have to take a bite," he said.
  • Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech - the Transcript

    08/28/2008 9:23:37 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 3 replies · 156+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 28, 2008 | B. Hussein Obama
    Transcript Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech Published: August 28, 2008 The following is the transcript of Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as recorded by CQ Transcriptions.
  • Manure could be a cash crop Study of turning waste into energy - Cow Power

    05/05/2008 10:28:51 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies · 106+ views ^ | May 5, 2008 | Sandy Meindersma
    RUTLAND— If everything works as well as projected, the Jordan Dairy Farm may one day make money from its manure as well as from its milk. A three-month feasibility study at the farm concluded that an on-site anaerobic digester and generator would produce sufficient energy to cover the farm’s monthly electric bill of $2,400. Carbon credits and green energy credits, which are required by state law for Massachusetts electric utilities, may make the digester profitable for the farm, if enough energy is generated to sell to the power company. As a result of the study, the Massachusetts Dairy Energy group,...
  • Farmer attacks police with muck spreader

    08/10/2007 4:00:32 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 28 replies · 664+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2007 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German farmer angry with police for trying to confiscate his tractor wrecked three patrol cars and evaded capture for seven hours before an elite unit managed to arrest him, a police spokesman said Wednesday. The farmer, 53, was pulled over by police for driving his tractor without a license, despite several previous warnings. The officers called in three patrol cars for help before asking the farmer to get out of his vehicle. He refused, and proceeded to ram the cars with his tractor, making full use of its attached muck spreader and hydraulic fork. Officers were...
  • Norridgewock manure spill a stinky mess

    08/01/2007 5:35:46 PM PDT · by Renfield · 4 replies · 446+ views
    Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel ^ | 7-31-07 | DARLA L. PICKETT
    Norridgewock - Everywhere Richard White looked Monday there were big clumps of dried, smelly chicken manure. It was hanging from his mailbox, sloshed all over his snowmobile, lying next to his well and dried on his garage door more than 30 feet across the yard. Two vehicles parked nearby looked like they had been through a very sloppy and thick mud run. "There's stuff still 20 feet up the tree," White said, pointing. "It was like a tsunami wave of hot chicken (manure)." The pungent odor of the nitrogen-concentrated chicken excrement still hung in the air at White's 441 Walker...
  • CA: Spontaneous combustion of manure starts 200-acre blaze

    01/07/2007 5:44:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 805+ views
    The spontaneous combustion of a manure pile sparked a blaze that grew to about 200 acres Sunday, fire officials said. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. The blaze, dubbed the Red Star Fire because of its origins at the Red Star Fertilizer Co., was 50 percent contained, said Jonathan Pangburn, a spokesman with the California Department of Forestry. The fire was expected to be fully contained by late Sunday. The blaze, which consisted of a main 175-acre fire and several smaller ones, was reported shortly before 5 a.m. It was partially burning in Prado Regional Park near...
  • Tainted Spinach Traced to California (Organic Food Grower--Earthbound Farm)

    09/15/2006 11:22:16 PM PDT · by Aussiebabe · 200 replies · 7,367+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/2006 | Andrew Bridges
    Tainted spinach traced to California By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 43 minutes ago WASHINGTON - A California natural foods company was linked Friday to a nationwide E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened nearly 100 others. Supermarkets across the country pulled spinach from shelves, and consumers tossed out the leafy green. Food and Drug Administration officials said that they had received reports of illness in 19 states. Twenty-nine people have been hospitalized, 14 of them with kidney failure. The outbreak was traced to Natural Selection Foods, a holding company based in San Juan Bautista,...
  • Cow Power

    11/21/2006 6:00:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies · 514+ views ^ | 11/18/2006 | Janet Raloff
    While at the Society of Environmental Journalists' annual meeting last month, I and several other writers toured northwest Vermont's dairy land, home to many family-owned and -operated farms. Some enterprises milk as few as a dozen cows. Others handle more than 50 times that many. A number of the farms specialize in organic milk and specialty cheeses. Others deliver large quantities of typical supermarket milk. f7905_1186.jpg UDDERS AT THE READY. With about 1,000 cows to milk twice a day, the Blue Spruce Farm is a mechanized operation. © 2006 J. Raloff All of these dairying operations have at least one...
  • CA: Was Manure-to-Power Venture Just Bull? (Orange County felon W Patrick Moriarty back again)

    09/12/2006 8:44:41 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 884+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 12, 2006 | Lance Pugmire and William Heisel
    As he sold investors on an improbable plan for turning Inland Empire cow manure into electricity, W. Patrick Moriarty had an answer for everything. With a folksy delivery, the Orange County businessman promised cutting-edge technology, a respected engineering firm and tax-exempt financing to extract methane gas from mountains of manure and use it to generate enough power to light a small city. "He told me categorically that we would get our money back with interest and that the project was good as gold," said Shmuel Erde, a Beverly Hills lender. What Moriarty and his business partner, Wayne Stephens, didn't tell...
  • When in Iowa, don't forget to duck

    08/13/2006 1:00:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1,063+ views
    MiamiHerald ^ | Dave Barry
    When in Iowa, don't forget to duck By Dave Barry (This classic DAVE BARRY column was originally published on Aug. 20, 1995.) If you're looking for a vacation travel destination that blends excitement with huge amounts of corn, I strongly recommend Iowa. I recently spent a few days there, and I can honestly say that it was comparable to experiences I've had in sophisticated, prestige travel destinations such as Paris, in the sense that I was not once engulfed by hog manure. I was concerned about this, however. The second day I was in Iowa, the top story on the...
  • Activists mired in manure

    06/04/2006 11:42:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2006 | Steven Milloy
    Environmental activists are teaming up with state attorneys general and trial lawyers to bankrupt the nation's livestock farmers -- in the name of saving the environment. If the situation wasn't so serious, it would be hilarious.     The activists -- including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists -- are trying to convince Congress the nation's farms should be treated as industrial waste sites and therefore subject to severe penalties under the federal Superfund law. Some state attorneys general, supported by trial lawyers, have filed lawsuits to the same end. Why? They argue, animal manure...
  • Village flooded by liquid pig manure

    02/22/2006 4:46:43 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 27 replies · 466+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 23 February 2006
    A BAVARIAN village was flooded by liquid pig manure after a tank containing 240,000 litres of it burst, German police said today. Sewage rose to 50cm in the courtyards and streets of Elsa after gushing from the tank. "The village was swamped with green-brown liquid and it was pig manure - the mother of all muck," said Rainer Prediger, a police spokesman in the nearby town of Coburg. Police estimated the pig waste had caused at least 100,000 euro ($161,590) worth of damage.
  • Study will try to determine if horse manure spreads invasive weeds (NPS- Road nugget research)

    11/21/2005 2:29:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 899+ views
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Researchers here are looking to horse manure to study the spread of invasive weeds. Dominican University has received a $100,000 National Park Service grant to study how to slow the spread of nonnative plants and weeds in state parks, school officials said. Horse manure might be part of the problem, according to scientists. Researchers began collecting horse manure samples from trails and pastures this summer. They want to test an assumption that seeds can pass through horses, leading to sprouts of invasive weeds. "We need to know through scientific research if horses do or do...
  • Top Five Country & Western Songs of All Time (Shamelessly Shameless Vanity)

    08/25/2005 10:29:13 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 71 replies · 2,809+ views
    DogPatch | 8/25/05 | cowboyway
    Last night I was pickin my banjo, drinkin a beer and enjoying a dip of Copenhagen and started thinkin bout my all time favorite C&W songs. You know, the ones you don't get tired of listening to. This is my top 5. 5. He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones 4. You're Not the Best by Charlie Robison 3. Rodeo by Garth Brooks 2. Amarillo by Morning by George Strait 1. Song of Wyoming by Chris LeDoux
  • Cultivating the Power of Nature's Call (Manure, WI)

    06/05/2005 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 806+ views
    JSOnline ^ | June 4, 2005 | Thomas Content
    Interest grows in digesters that turn manure into energy, fertilizer and bedding for cows Chilton - The manure management side of farming is far less smelly and far more profitable when the animal waste is converted into a power source. Such a biomass process is up and running at farms across Wisconsin and other states. Although the basic technology isn't new, it's generating attention for a local company, GHD Inc. Company owner Steve Dvorak has run a farm implement dealership for 27 years. The farm boy turned engineer kept hearing farmers complain about manure management, and ended up developing his...
  • Tractor driver suffocates under pile of manure

    04/24/2005 2:12:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies · 979+ views
    Reuters/MSNBC ^ | 3-27-2005
    Czech man dies in work-related accident; investigation under way PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A Czech tractor driver died under eight tons of manure in a bizarre accident that has baffled his employers, local media reported. The 34-year old man, identified only as Martin T., suffocated after the load fell on him while he was dumping it in a field near the western Czech city of Karlovy Vary, news Web Site reported on Sunday. “It absolutely beats me how this could happen,” said Vladimir Erps, chief of the company employing the victim. “
  • Public radio unites nation through dialogue Gross describes NPR as 'one of the most fair news source

    04/22/2005 7:45:58 PM PDT · by Mongeaux · 55 replies · 1,568+ views
    Idaho State ^ | Elizabeth Ziegler
    POCATELLO - National Public Radio's award-winning talk show host, Terry Gross, took a break from interviewing political leaders and cultural icons for a speaking tour, including a stop-off at Idaho State University Wednesday. Some conservatives have tagged NPR as one of the cornerstones of the "liberal media," but Gross said that isn't completely true. The word liberal has two connotations, she said, politically left and liberal, as in the liberal arts. In the first political sense of the word, Gross said NPR has no agenda and presents unbiased, balanced coverage of national and world events. "Some people in this day...
  • Professor charged with manure theft

    04/06/2005 3:51:15 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies · 960+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 07, 2005
    A HARVARD professor who specialises in environmental economics was arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a load of manure from a Massachusetts farm, a police officer said today. Professor Martin Weitzman was arrested near the town of Rockport on April 1, Rockport police officer Michael Marino said. Philip Casey, who manages a horse stable at the farm, had called police after finding Prof Weitzman and his truck on the farm and stopped him from leaving, Marino said. The Harvard academic was charged with trespassing, larceny under $US250 ($326), and malicious destruction of property - because the truck left marks...
  • Manure Lands Harvard Professor In a Mess

    04/06/2005 9:48:18 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 39 replies · 1,678+ views ^ | April 6, 2005 | KDKA
    Manure Lands Harvard Professor In A Mess Apr 6, 2005 10:44 am US/EasternROCKPORT, Mass.A Harvard economics professor has been accused of neglecting the standard market practice of paying for goods and services by trying to steal a truckload of manure from a horse farmer. Stable manager Phillip Casey says Martin Weitzman, Harvard University's Ernest E. Monrad Professor of Economics, has been stealing manure from Charlie Lane's Rockport farm for years. Police said said Casey found Weitzman on the property last Friday, so he blocked in Weitzman's pickup truck and called police. Weitzman got angry, Casey said, then offered to pay...
  • I SAW FIRE IN THE SKY [V WELL KNOWN FREEPER had prophetic dream too]

    03/08/2005 5:51:38 AM PST · by Quix · 180 replies · 1,980+ views
    I Saw Fire In The Sky Judy Curmi 2-11-2005 This was a very vivid dream. The dream occurred on a bright sunny day. I was walking along a black-topped road. My mother and sister Rosie were with me. We were in an upscale salt-water community, perhaps along the coast of California or Florida. Along the sides of the road were guardrails made of steel rods and thick beams of wood painted white, in keeping with a nautical theme. To our right a ramp went down steeply to wooden docks holding a number of small pleasure craft. Due to the steepness...
  • Burning Manure Pile in Nebraska Goes Out

    02/23/2005 9:52:22 PM PST · by kingattax · 29 replies · 860+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2005
    MILFORD, Neb. - It took nearly four months, but to the relief of neighbors miles around, a burning manure pile has been extinguished. David Dickinson, owner and manager of Midwest Feeding Co., said Wednesday that several weeks of pulling the 2,000-ton pile apart proved effective by late last week. "We got far enough through it, that it quit," Dickinson said. Dickinson's feedlot, about 20 miles west of Lincoln, takes in as many as 12,000 cows at a time from farmers and ranchers and fattens them for market. Byproducts from the massive operation resulted in a dung pile measuring 100 feet...

    02/08/2005 5:48:20 PM PST · by Ellesu · 20 replies · 684+ views ^ | 02/08/05
    Northern winds have been sending a stench of manure from across the Canadian border to the town of Frenchville, and the Maine community is tired of holding its nose: FRENCHVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Frenchville Town Manager Philip Levesque calls it an international problem. Levesque says the odor comes from a chicken manure composting facility in Canada. He says it smells like acid or sulfur, it's really strong, and the last couple of weeks have been especially bad. The town is inviting politicians and government officials from both sides of the Saint John River to meet with local residents February 16th...
  • Burning Manure Pile Has Neighbors Fuming

    01/12/2005 10:04:55 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 673+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-05
    Burning Manure Pile Has Neighbors Fuming 2 hours, 1 minute ago Strange News - AP MILFORD, Neb. - A large pile of composting manure burning for almost two months has neighbors upset and state officials looking for a way to put it out. Concerned about emissions, the state's Department of Environmental Quality will make its recommendation by the end of the week, said spokesman Rich Webster. David Dickinson, who owns and operates Midwest Feeding Co. near this town about 20 miles west of Lincoln, said he has tried to spread the pile out and douse it with water but the...
  • Farmer Convicted of (Gay-Pride) Parade Manure-Dumping

    09/17/2004 7:05:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 49 replies · 1,332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri, Sep 17, 2004
    CONWAY, Ark. - A farmer who dumped three tons of manure on the route of a gay pride parade to protest the event was found guilty Thursday of misdemeanor harassment. Wesley Bono, 35, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the judge suspended the sentence as long as Bono makes regular payments for restitution and court costs. Bono admitted spreading the manure along two city streets and in front of a gay couple's home. He pleaded innocent Aug. 2, claiming he was exercising his right of free speech.
  • You know you live in Kansas when......

    12/17/2004 5:23:54 AM PST · by jmq · 12 replies · 678+ views
    KCTV5 ^ | 12/16/2004 | KCTV
    DE SOTO, Kan. -- A man had to be flown by helicopter to a hospital Thursday after he was burned in a fire in a hog barn that sparked because of pig manure. KCTV5's Natahsa Ghoneim reported live on "KCTV5 News at Noon" that the 43-year-old man was cleaning out an empty hog barn when the overhead furnace kicked on. The spark of the furnace ignited a methane gas buildup from the manure, and it created a flash fire. The fire burned the man on his face, head and arms, but he was conscious. The burns were third-degree, and he...
  • ALTERNATIVE ENERGY POWERS UP Turning Manure into Black Gold

    10/08/2004 11:45:58 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 11 replies · 638+ views
    Business Week ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2004 | Olga Kharif in Portland, Ore.
    SPECIAL REPORT: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY POWERS UP Turning Manure into Black Gold As oil prices soar, innovative ways of converting livestock waste to fuel, though still in their infancy, could be the new alchemy Albert Straus's basic philosophy has always been that when life serves you a load of manure, you turn it into something good. Like, well, electricity.
  • Trial Begins for Farmer in Manure Deaths

    09/14/2004 4:46:06 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 31 replies · 900+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Tuesday, September 14, 2004 | JULIANA BARBASSA
    MERCED, Calif. - The deaths of two dairy workers who were asphyxiated by gases rising from a fetid stew of cow manure could have been prevented if the farmer responsible for their safety had given them the proper training and equipment, prosecutors said Monday during opening statements in a case against the farmer. Patrick Joseph Faria, from the small farming town of Gustine, has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2001 deaths of Enrique Araisa and Jose Alatorre. Prosecutors said Faria failed his workers in a number of ways, including failing to warn the...
  • Not guilty plea to spreading manure on gay rights parade

    08/02/2004 11:15:25 PM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 14 replies · 1,118+ views ^ | Monday, August 2, 2004 | Associated Press
    "...In the obscenity case, Phillip Beard and Christine Brown, both disc jockeys at KABZ-FM of Little Rock, are accused of handing out obscene material to minors. A 16-year-old boy said Beard, dressed only in a skimpy black swimsuit during the parade, gave him a DVD of gay porn. KABZ canceled their show. "I don't feel as though I've done anything wrong," Brown said after her arraignment. She called the legal process "very overwhelming."
  • Rossie: Hard to argue with the reality in 'Fahrenheit'

    07/30/2004 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 13 replies · 887+ views
    Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin | 07/30/04 | David Rossie
    Copywrite prevents the posting of this article. Here is a link...Rossie: Hard to argue with the reality in 'Fahrenheit' This is one of the most disgusting articles I have ever read in support of Moore and his propaganda piece of crap.
  • Crews extinguish manure fire with more of the same

    07/29/2004 10:06:31 PM PDT · by SeattleNeedsHelp · 6 replies · 355+ views
    FERNDALE -- Talk about fighting fire with fire. Crews fighting a smoky, stinky blaze in the dried crust of a 3-acre manure lagoon on a dairy farm finished smothering the flames yesterday with more of the same -- a blanket of wet cow poop. Desperate times called for desperate measures, said Assistant Fire Chief Larry Hoffman with Whatcom County Fire District No. 7. Hoffman received an earful of complaints about the smoke and odor as the fire burned for four days on the farm outside Ferndale, northwest of Bellingham. "We're not the most popular department in town," he said. "It's...
  • Michael Moore Backing Out Of Central Texas Appearance? (pile of "stuff" deposited at theater...)

    07/28/2004 10:05:50 AM PDT · by veronica · 121 replies · 3,376+ views ^ | 7-28-04
    Several sources indicate that Michael Moore may be reconsidering his appearance Wednesday night in Crawford during a screening of his controversial film “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Moore announced Monday that he would be in Crawford to introduce the film and to answer questions after the screening. He issued a letter to the President Monday inviting Mr. Bush, who is spending most of the week at his Central Texas ranch, to join him for the screening. Moore’s publicist said Wednesday morning she could not confirm whether the filmmaker has changed his plans, but network television sources indicated that Moore had already made up...