Program Area: Animal Waste Management
Situation and Objectives
Pathogens, nutrients, and oxygen-depleting substances commonly associated with livestock and poultry waste are listed by EPA as three of the top five surface water contaminants. Water quality issues associated with animal production have received significant regulatory scrutiny as state and local regulatory agencies have expanded their authority to include water quality issues associated with confined animal production. Livestock and poultry producers, environmental groups, commodity organizations, and decision makers need accurate, scientific information about animal waste management. The objectives of this Program are to coordinate state animal waste management efforts and to reduce impacts to water resources from animal production sources.
Protecting Water Quality with Incentives for Litter Transfer in Georgia. Final report evaluating the use of litter transfer incentives.
The Southern Animal Manure and Waste Management Quarterly. This newsletter highlights the synthesis of research and outreach efforts in animal waste management across the southern region.
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State Compendium - Programs and Regulatory Activities Related to Animal Feeding Operations
- Minutes of Southern Region Animal Waste Team Meeting held in Lexington, KY October 25, 2005.
- Minutes of Southern Region Animal Waste Team Meeting held in Raleigh, NC October 6, 2005.
- Minutes of Southern Region Animal Waste Team Meeting held during the National Animal Waste Management Symposium in San Antonio January 5-7, 2005.
Enhanced regional and multi-agency collaboration, improved science-based information for public policy makers, producers, and organizations; reduced contaminant loading to surface and ground waters.
For information on additional Land Grant University programs and research in Southern Region states addressing animal waste management, return to the home page, select a state and choose from Target Themes.