Latest Agricultural waste News

North Carolina probes million-gallon hog waste spill

Dec. 24, 2020 8:36 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An investigation has begun into the failure of a hog lagoon which led to the spill of approximately 1 million gallons of untreated animal waste, North Carolina environmental officials said Wednesday. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources...

NC court order threatens executive branch power over funds

Dec. 16, 2020 2:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Court of Appeals panel's ruling threatens the ability of elected executive branch leaders in the state to control non-tax dollars without legislative permission. The panel's majority ruled this week that Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein had to deposit money paid...

Missouri residents worry pig farm will damage public land

Nov. 24, 2020 11:30 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — North of town, near the planned site of a massive hog farming operation, yard signs reading “farms not factories” are staked all over, demonstrating a strong level of opposition to a project that is on track for state approval. A group of Livingston County residents,...