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Pork Production: Complete List of Reference Documents
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Ag 101 - Pork Production
Abstract: This module looks at pork production as it has evolved over the past 300 years in the U.S., at the economic value of pork to the U.S. and American agriculture and at typical production and manure handling systems in use today.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01439.htm

Ag 101 - Pork Production
Abstract: This module looks at pork production as it has evolved over the past 300 years in the U.S., at the economic value of pork to the U.S. and American agriculture and at typical production and manure handling systems in use today.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01439.htm

Agricultural Livestock Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This document provides information on the agricultural livestock production industry.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assista
nce/sectors/notebooks/ls1.pdf

Alternative Natural Technologies Sequencing Batch Reactor Performance Verification [PDF]
Abstract: A report on the Alternative Natural Technologies, Inc. (ANT) Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) as a wastewater treatment system.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36124.pdf

Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center - Annual Report [PDF]
Abstract: This report is the eighth in a series of Annual Reports describing annual activities associated with the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center (APWMC).
Source: NC State university
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36119.pdf

Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Efficiently Use Swine Manure as Fertilizer
Abstract: These are examples of best management practices (BMP's) for controlling nutrient flow from the swine operation and for improving the effectiveness of manure as a nutrient resource.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36147.htm

Best Management Practices for Pork Production
Abstract: This site tells about best management practices.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36148.htm

Building the EMS
Abstract: This table displays the seventeen elements of an ISO 14001 EMS model.
Source: N.C. DPPEA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/build.asp

CAFO Fact Sheet #25 [PDF]
Abstract: Making Decisions About Application Rates
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36087.pdf

COMPARISON OF ODOR DISPERSION AT SWINE FACILITIES AND WASTE PROCESSING CENTERS USING A EULERIAN-LAGRANGIAN MODEL [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to compare odor dispersion at swine facilities that use alternative waste technologies (as well as waste processing centers) with odor dispersion at two control farms that use conventional lagoon technology.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36126.pdf

Composting Swine Mortalities in Iowa [PDF]
Abstract: Results of a statewide survey of Iowa swine producers conducted by Iowa State University and the Iowa Pork Producers Association during March of 2001 show that about 12 percent of producers now rely exclusively on composting to dispose of their mortality.
Source: Iowa State University
URL: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1917.pdf

Consent Agreement and Final Order [PDF]
Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Air Quality Compliance Agreement on Jan. 21, 2005.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/38/37319.pdf

Constructed Wetlands for Swine Wastewater Treatment
Abstract: This study was undertaken to investigate the capacity of constructed wetlands planted with either native wetland plants or water tolerant agronomic plants to treat swine wastewater.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/natlcenter/sanantonio/Bai
rd(wetland).pdf#search=%27constructed%20wetlands%20swine
%20waste

Development of Environmentally Superior Technologies
Abstract: Phase 2 Report for Technology Determinations per Agreements Between the Attorney General of North Carolina and Smithfield Foods, Permium Standard Farms, and Frontline Farmers.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36120.htm

Development of Environmentally Superior Technologies
Abstract: Phase 2 Report for Technology Determinations per Agreements Between the Attorney General of North Carolina and Smithfield Foods, Permium Standard Farms, and Frontline Farmers.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36120.htm

Emergency Action Plans and Safety [PDF]
Abstract: Emergency action plans should be developed to meet current animal manure management regulations.
Source: Iowa State Extension
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36130.pdf

Emergency Action Plans and Safety [PDF]
Abstract: Emergency action plans should be developed to meet current animal manure management regulations.
Source: Iowa State University
URL: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1778E.pdf

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for Swine Production Operations [PDF]
Abstract: This document includes a Guidance Manual, which explains, step-by-step, how to develop an EMS for a typical modern swine production operation. This EMS has been developed jointly by Murphy-Brown LLC and the North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance. The program described in this package is modeled after an existing EMS that has been proven to be effective in a large swine operation.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/32/31305.pdf

Evaluation of Environmentally Superior Technology: Final Report [PDF]
Abstract: Swine Waste Treatment System for Elimination of Lagoons, Reduced Environmental Impact, and Improved Water Quality
Source: USDA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36121.pdf

Evaluation of Environmentally Superior Technology: Final Report [PDF]
Abstract: Swine Waste Treatment System for Elimination of Lagoons, Reduced Environmental Impact, and Improved Water Quality
Source: USDA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36121.pdf

Gasification for Elimination of Swine Waste Solids with Recovery of Value-added Products [PDF]
Abstract: Gasification is an oxygen-deprived, thermal decomposition technology that has been used to process materials such as biomass and coal to capture their energy and retain minerals in a sterile ash.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36125.pdf

Grower-Finisher Water Usage with Wet/Dry Feeders [PDF]
Abstract: This study systematically measured and reported the water usage of grower-finisher swine using dry and wet/dry feeders.
Source: Prairie Swine Center
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36111.pdf

Irrigation Equipment Calibration Procedures
Abstract: Contains a list of field calibration procedures for animal waste waster application equipment.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/manure/calibratio
n.html

LIVESTOCK-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Abstract: This site explains connections with the environment and industrial production systems.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01910.htm

National Water Quality Inventory: 1998 Report to Congress
Abstract: States, tribes, territories, and interstate commissions report that, in 1998, about 40% of U.S. streams, lakes, and estuaries that were assessed were not clean enough to support uses such as fishing and swimming.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/305b/98report/

Options for Managing Odor
Abstract: This is a report dealing with problems and solutions for managing odor in swine production.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/10/09941.htm

Phase 2: Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Pathogens [PDF]
Abstract: This project is part of an overall research, development and demonstration effort to identify environmentally superior technologies for the treatment and management of swine waste.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36127.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Livestock Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15655.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Livestock Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15655.pdf

Re-cycle: A Profitable Swine Production System With Zero Waste
Abstract: The RE-Cycle system is designed to convert waste into value added products.
Source: NCSU, Department of Animal Science
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36150.htm

Smithfield Agreement Phase 1 Report
Abstract: Phase 1 Report of environmentally superior technologies.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/phase
1report04/phase1report.htm

Smithfield Agreement Phase 2 Report
Abstract: Phase 2 Report of environmentally superior technologies.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/phase
2report05/phase2report.htm

Smithfield Agreement Phase 3 Report
Abstract: Phase 3 Report on environmentally superior technologies.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/phase
3report06/phase3report.htm

Solid Separation/Constructed Wetland System for Swine Wastewater Treatment [PDF]
Abstract: A report on the construction of wetlands as a waste management system for swine production.
Source: NC State University, College of Ag and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36123.pdf

Solid Separation/Constructed Wetland System for Swine Wastewater Treatment [PDF]
Abstract: A report on the construction of wetlands as a waste management system for swine production.
Source: NC State University, College of Ag and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36123.pdf

Thermochemical Conversion of Swine Manure to Produce Fuel and Reduce Waste
Abstract: The report of a study using thermochemical conversion of swine manure.
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36114.htm

Three Waste Management Technologies May Be Alternatives for Swine Industry
Abstract: Three additional alternative methods of treating the waste from swine farms have made what might be called the first cut toward being declared "environmentally superior" to the method now used by most North Carolina hog farms to treat waste.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36128.htm

Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations [PDF]
Abstract: These are guidlines for Animal Feeding Operations.
Source: USDA and EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36139.pdf

Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations [PDF]
Abstract: This Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations presents USDA and EPA's plan for addressing the water quality and public health impacts associated with animal feeding operations (AFOs).
Source: USDA and EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/finafost.pdf

USING THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY, Hermetia illucens, AS A VALUE-ADDED TOOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SWINE MANURE [PDF]
Abstract: Preliminary results from using the black soldier fly to digest swine manure solids suggested that the system could be even more effective for swine manure.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36122.pdf

Voluntary Environmental Improvement Programs: Comparing CNMP and EMS on Western Iowa Livestock Farms [PDF]
Abstract: This report is a summary of the follow up study conducted approximately a year after the programs were concluded with the participants that completed either the Livestock Environmental Management System Pilot Project (LEMS) or Western Iowa Livestock External Stewardship Pilot Project (WILESPP).
Source: Iowa State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36129.pdf

Water: Optimizing Performance While Reducing Waste
Abstract: This prevents information to allow producers to consider the value of water in commercial pig production.
Source: North Carolina State University Swine Extension
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36113.htm


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A Dozen Successful Swine Waste Digesters [PDF]
Abstract: This report contains supporting case studies for using anaerobic digesters for waste reduction in swine management.
Source: RCM Digesters, Inc.
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/38/37321.pdf

APPLYING ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO CAFOS: A CASE STUDY [PDF]
Abstract: This paper will 1) summarize the process used for facilitating an alternative technologies application on CAFOs, 2) review the critical issues in applying new technologies from the perspective of EPA, industry, research community, and private sector; and 3) summarize lessons learned in this process.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36117.pdf

Smithfield Agreement
Abstract: In the summer and fall of 2000, the Attorney General of North Carolina entered into agreements first with Smithfield Foods and its subsidiaries and then with Premium Standard Farms under which the two companies consented to fund development of environmentally superior waste management technologies for use on North Carolina swine farms owned by the companies.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/smith
fieldsite.htm


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Ag 101 - Airborne Emissions from Animal Production Systems
Abstract: This site looks at airborne emmissions from concentrated production operations and the issues they cause.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01334.htm

Ag 101 - Antibiotics, Pesticides, and Hormones
Abstract: This site discusses organic compounds used in animal feeding operations which may pose risks if released into the environment.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01269.htm

Ag 101 - Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning
Abstract: This is a summary of issues addressed by a CNMP.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/impactcnmp.html

Ag 101 - Other Airborne Emissions
Abstract: This site discusses particulate emissions or "organic dust."
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01262.htm

Animal Feeding Operations Air Quality Compliance Agreement Information Sheet
Abstract: Fact sheet about the Animal Feeding Operations Air Quality Compliance Agreement by EPA and USDA.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/agreements/caa/cafo-
infosht-0309.html

CAFO Fact Sheet # 1 [PDF]
Abstract: A Brief History and Background of the EPA CAFO Rule
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15140.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 2 [PDF]
Abstract: Do I Need an NPDES Permit for My Livestock or Poultry Operation
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/20/19162.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 3 [PDF]
Abstract: How Soon Must I Apply for an NPDES Permit
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/21/20763.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 4 [PDF]
Abstract: How Do I Apply for an NPDES Permit
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/22/21238.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 5 [PDF]
Abstract: What if My Operation is an AFO But Not a CAFO?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/22/21237.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 6 [PDF]
Abstract: What CAFO Reports Must I Submit?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36073.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 7 [PDF]
Abstract: Alternative Treatment Systems
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewarship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36074.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #10 [PDF]
Abstract: CAFO Requirements for the Production Area
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36092.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #13B [PDF]
Abstract: CAFO Requirements for Large Swine Operations
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36078.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #15 [PDF]
Abstract: Liquid Level Markers for Uncovered Manure Storages and Lagoons
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36081.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #20 [PDF]
Abstract: What is Required in a Nutrient Management Plan?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36082.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #21 [PDF]
Abstract: What is the Agricultural Storm Water Exemption?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewarship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36083.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #22 [PDF]
Abstract: Land Application Setback and Buffer Requirements for NPDES Permitted Large CAFOs
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36084.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #23 [PDF]
Abstract: Transfer of Manure or Wastewater Off Farm
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36085.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #24 [PDF]
Abstract: Technology Options to Comply with Land Application Rules
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36086.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #26 [PDF]
Abstract: What Records Must I Maintain for Land Application?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36088.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #30 [PDF]
Abstract: Financial and Technical Assistance Available to CAFO Owners and Operators
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36090.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #31 [PDF]
Abstract: EQIP Financial and Technical Assistance Available to CAFO Owners/Operators
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36091.pdf

Checklist for Farrowing [PDF]
Abstract: Checklist for a farrowing barn.
Source: P2 Pays
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/sop/farrowCheck.pdf

Checklist for Finishing [PDF]
Abstract: Checklist for finishing operations.
Source: P2 Pays
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/sop/FinishCheck.pdf

Checklist for Nursery [PDF]
Abstract: Checklist for nursery operations.
Source: P2 Pays
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/sop/NurseryCheck.pdf

Emergency Action Planning for Livestock Operations [PDF]
Abstract: This publication provides an outline to develop an emergency plan for manure releases.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-301.pdf

Environmental Management Systems for Pork Producers
Abstract: This site is dedicated to assisting pork producers design and implement an environmental management system (EMS).
Source: N.C. DPPEA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/

Feeding Strategies to Lower Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Manure [PDF]
Abstract: The guidelines presented here can reduce nutrient excretion from animals for any nutrient provided in rations.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-304.pdf

Inspecting Your Confined Feeding Operation [PDF]
Abstract: Contains a a "generic" checklist that can be used when visually inspecting a manure management system.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-303.pdf

Land Application Records and Sampling [PDF]
Abstract: The material discussed here presents general sampling and record-keeping guidance.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-300.pdf

Odor Control Options for Confined Feeding [PDF]
Abstract: Describes ways to reduce odor, including the use of circulation fans in pits of high-rise laying houses, ventilation systems that promote proper dunging patterns in swine houses, keeping floors clean and dry, and using bedding/dry manure systems instead of liquid manure systems.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-310.pdf

Premium Standard Farms, Inc. and Continental Grain Company, Inc. [PDF]
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced a civil settlement with the nation's second largest pork producer, Premium Standard Farms, Inc. (PSF), and Continental Grain Company, Inc. (Continental).
Source: EPA OECA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01558.pdf

Soil Facts [PDF]
Abstract: The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool, or PLAT for short, was adopted in November 2003 and is described in this document.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/publications/plat/plat_producers.pd
f

Tips for Saving Water [PDF]
Abstract: This is a list of water saving tips.
Source: Prairie Swine Center, Inc.
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36112.pdf


- Manual/handbook/curriculum -    Top of Page

Ag 101 - Ammonia
Abstract: This site descusses ammonia and ammonium and their relation with nitrogen.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01255.htm

Ag 101 - Potential Environmental Impacts
Abstract: While agriculture was reported to be the most common pollutant of rivers and streams, it is important to realize the many positive environmental benefits of agriculture.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01249.htm

Chapter 3: Waste Management Plans
Abstract: The animal waste management plan details the amount of waste generated, the fields and associated crops receiving the waste, and the BMPs specific to the operation.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36132/Manual/a/chapter3a.h
tm

Chemicals from agricultural activities [PDF]
Abstract: Intensification of agricultural production carries several potential risks to water supplies. This study takes a look at those risks.
Source:
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01556.pdf

Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Industry [PDF]
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes and promulgates water effluent discharge limits (effluent limitations guidelines and standards) for industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01479.pdf

Environmental Assessment of Proposed Revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Regulation and the Effluent Guidelines for CAFOs [PDF]
Abstract: This report focuses on the qualitative impacts on human health and the environment associated with releases of wastes to surface water from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01557.pdf

Manure Matters [PDF]
Abstract: The Economic Potential of Methane Recovery for Swine Operations: Projected Impacts of Various Public-Policy Scenarios
Source: UNL's Livestock Environmental Issues Committee
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36115.pdf

Manure Utilization and Treatment Technologies [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses manure storage and treatment options.
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://www.lpes.org/Lessons/Lesson25/25_3_Manure_Utilization
.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Chemical, Pesticide, and Fertilizer Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15639.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Crop Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15654.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Livestock Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15655.pdf

US Census Bureau 2002 NAICS Definitions 112 Animal Production
Abstract: This site summarizes differnt types of animal production.
Source: US Census Bureau
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01912.htm


- Web site -    Top of Page

Ag EMS - Publications and Other Resources
Abstract: The resources on this website are available for downloading or ordering from the office.
Source: University of Wisconsin
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/AgEMS/resources.html

Animal Waste - Region 9
Abstract: Discusses the environmental impacts and other problems associated with animal waste.
Source: EPA Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/animalwaste/problem.html

Best Management Practices for Odor Control
Abstract: This guidance document describes best management practices for odor control from larger animal feeding operations.
Source: Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.ne.us/Publica.nsf/0/eaa688e6c36a12b3862
568be005c91aa?OpenDocument

Composting Dead Swine
Abstract: This publication discusses composting as a means of complying with the Missouri dead animal law for swine operations.
Source: University of Missouri
URL: http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P
=WQ351

EMS & ISO 14000 FAQ
Abstract: Frequently asked questions about environmental management systems (EMSs) and ISO 14000 and 14001 standards.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/iso/emsisofaq.asp

EMS Guidance
Abstract: Links to EMS guidance and other EMS resources for pork producers.
Source: North Carolina Division on Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/iso/pork/EMSguidance.asp

Environmental Management Systems
Abstract: EPA encourages organizations to use environmental management systems (EMSs) that improve compliance, pollution prevention, and other measures of environmental performance.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/tems.html

Farm-Based EMS
Abstract: The program is based on international voluntary standards for environmental management (the ISO 14000 series) and has three components: a farm and facility based environmental management system; ecolabels which give a marketing edge to environmentally friendly products; and a community environmental board, which links producers and processors to their communities.
Source: Institute for Environmental Research and Education
URL: http://www.iere.org/sustain/IEREprogram.html

IERE's Sustainable Agriculture Program
Abstract: The program is designed to help farmers produce meat, dairy and other farm products that are safer for people and for the environment, and that use that improved quality as a marketing tool.
Source: The Institute for Environmental Research and Education
URL: http://www.iere.org/sustain.html

Iowa Pork Producers Association
Abstract: The Iowa Pork Producers Association mission is to provide leadership in areas related to the industry in order to enhanve Iowa pork producers' opportunity, profit, success and stewardship.
Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association
URL: http://www.iowapork.org/

Manure Management
Abstract: The one-stop resource for manure management and manure nutrient management planning in Nebraska.
Source: University of Nebraska
URL: http://water.unl.edu/manure

Methane
Abstract: Includes links to information on methane and EPA's related activities.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/methane/index.html

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)
Abstract: The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) conducts public policy outreach on behalf of its 44 affiliated state association members - enhancing opportunities for the success of U.S. pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the U.S. pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high quality pork to the domestic and world market.
Source: National Pork Producers Council
URL: http://www.nppc.org/

North Carolina Pork Council
Abstract: The NC Pork Council mission is to foster, enhance and improce the capabilities of all those associated with pork in North Carolina.
Source: North Carolina Pork Council
URL: http://www.ncpork.org/

Pork Production Links
Abstract: Links to resources about pork production.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/iso/pork/links.asp

Revised Compliance Dates for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitation Guidelines for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Abstract: This proposal would revise dates established in the 2003 CAFO rule, issued on February 12, 2003, by which facilities newly defined as CAFOs were required to seek permit coverage and by which all CAFOs were required to have nutrient management plans (NMPs) developed and implemented.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/2005/December/Day-21/w
24303.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Ambient Temperature Anaerobic Digester and Greenhouse for Swine Waste Treatment and Bioresource Recovery
Abstract: This project consists of an ambient digester with an impermeable cover over an in-ground digester.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/ambie
nt%20digester/ambientdigester.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Belt Manure Removal and Gasification System
Abstract: This project employs a conveyor belt to separate the solid and liquid portions of the waste stream produced by pigs. The solids are then managed using a gasification process.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/recyc
le/recycle.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Belt System for Manure Removal
Abstract: This process is designed to separate liquid and solid wastes as they are deposited inside a swine production facility.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/belt%
20system/beltsystem.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Ekokan Upflow Biofilter
Abstract: The waste treatment system consists of solids/liquid separation and biofiltration of the liquid with upflow aerated biological filters.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/ekoka
n/upflowbiofilter.htm

Smithfield Agreement - High Solids Anaerobic Digester
Abstract: Describes this project which includes an enclosed anaerobic digester.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/orbit
/orbit.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Manure Solids Conversion to Insect Biomass
Abstract: This project employs black soldier fly larvae to digest swine manure, thus reducing the amount of manure by half, reducing nutrients, eliminating house fly breeding, reducing odor and producing a value-added product that may be used as an animal feed ingredient.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/soldi
er%20fly/soldier_fly.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Sequencing Batch Reactor
Abstract: The sequencing batch reactor is a large, open-top concrete tank or basin that is equipped with aerators and mixers.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/sbr/s
br.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Solid Separation/Combustion for Energy Recovery
Abstract: This project includes two systems designed to separate the solid portion of the waste stream coming from pig barns, while the separated solids are then combusted to produce energy, and the ash that remains following combustion was evaluated for use as fertilizer.
Source: North Carolia State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/separ
ation-gasification/best.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Solids Separation/Constructed Wetlands System
Abstract: This project involves the utilization of constructed wetlands for effluent treatment following primary screening and solids separation.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/const
ructed%20wetland/constructedwetland.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Solids Separation/Nitrification-Denitrification/Soluble Phosphorus Removal/Solids Processing System
Abstract: Describes two elements of the Smithfield project, a liquid treatment system and a solids processing facility.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/super
%20soil/supersoil.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Solids Separation-Reciprocating Wetland
Abstract: This technology employs wetland cells or basins in which alternating anaerobic and aerobic conditions are created to remove nitrogen from the waste stream.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/solid
%20separate-recip/reciprocating_wetland.htm

Smithfield Agreement - Ultrasonic Plasma Resonator
Abstract: The Ultrasonic Plasma Resonator System is designed to treat the liquid waste stream from a pig farm by combining gases, such as oxygen and ozone, with mechanical cavitation in the presence of a vacuum and the projection of ultrasonic energy at certain frequencies within a certain geometrically shaped vessel, resulting in high pressure and temperature treatment of the liquid wastes.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/plasm
a%20resonator/resonator.htm

Smithfiled Agreement - ISSUES
Abstract: This project has become known by the acronym ISSUES, which stands for Innovative Sustainable Systems Utilizing Economical Solutions. It involves three different technologies.
Source: North Carolina State University
URL: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/waste_mgt/smithfield_projects/ISSUE
S/issues.htm

What Are the Six Common Air Pollutants?
Abstract: These commonly found air pollutants (also known as "criteria pollutants") are found all over the United States. They are particle pollution (often referred to as particulate matter), ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and lead.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/urbanair/

Wisconsin Pork Association
Abstract: Wisconsin Pork Association is the source for representing the state's pork industry.
Source: Wisconsin Pork Association
URL: http://www.wppa.org/

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