Latest Agricultural waste News

New joint venture formed to convert pig poop to power

Nov. 27, 2018 12:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The world's largest pork company is teaming up with a major energy company to turn pig manure into renewable natural gas. Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy announced a joint venture partnership Tuesday to trap methane from hog waste and convert it into power for heating homes and...

State denies permit to Arkansas hog farm near Buffalo River

Nov. 20, 2018 6:36 PM EST

VENDOR, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency denied a permit for a hog farm Monday because of concerns that pig waste might be contaminating the nearby Buffalo River. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued a final decision that C&H Hog Farm in Vendor can no longer...