With the global epidemic of food waste, valuable on-farm inputs are thrown out along with the food. For example,19% of all fertilizer is lost to food waste in the United States; worldwide that number increases to 23%.
Inspectors tested and discovered a harmful chemical in tainted sewer sludge from the Lapeer, Michigan waste water treatment plant, back in 2017. Those solids were used for fertilizer. Today, it’s still not an option.
Kansas is currently has 81.77% of land classified as D1 Moderate by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The recent dry-spell has led Governor Jeff Colyer to declare a drought designation to aid farmers and ranchers.
Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors was installed on Mike Bravard’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.
A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher and his colleagues are far more certain now that a new biological treatment could prevent dairy cattle from getting uterine diseases, which