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November 26th 2014
From the beginning, Thanksgiving has been about friends and family celebrating a plentiful harvest and the abundance of food. As families gather together this month to enjoy a meal and reflect on the many things in life to be thankful for, we at AgSolver encourage Americans to think of the farmers, ranchers, producers and growers who dedicate their lives to putting food on our tables each and every day – not just on Thanksgiving.
November 4th 2014
Sidedressing crops with manure is an emerging practice that could save farmers money on fertilizer and provide another opportunity to use manure in the spring.
October 17th 2014
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is an infectious disease new to hog operations in the United States. The coronavirus spreads quickly and causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Though older hogs tend to recover, newborn piglets (less than two weeks old) have a 100% mortality rate.
September 23rd 2014
While water pollution from animal feeding operations and soil nutrients has been a primary focus due to the recent rainfall across the Midwest, another concern associated with agriculture is the impact practices have on air quality. While power and transportation industries are largely responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emission in the United States, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) reported that agricultural activities accounted for about 12 percent of emission in 20121.
September 17th 2014
Odors associated with swine facilities can be a concern for both those inside the buildings and nearby neighbors. In addition, gases produced during the decomposition of manure and urine, as well as airborne particulate matter, can lead to poor health issues for both workers and animals.
August 22nd 2014
MMP360 Product Manager Ben Sloan was profiled by his alma mater Iowa State University's College of Engineering. He discussed the skill set Iowa State gave him that he is applying to MMP360.
August 14th 2014
As a resource that can have negative effects on the environment, manure must be managed in a responsible way. When managed correctly, manure can improve crop productivity and reduce the demand for commercial fertilizer. In addition, it will limit the negative impact manure and waste have on air, soil, and water quality.
August 4th 2014
AgSolver, Inc., is proud to announce the release of the largest update of the MMP360TM application to date! This update contains features that were developed hand in hand with our customers, refining the current capabilities of the site and expanding its capabilities into new areas of the Iowa manure management process. The goal was to improve the workflow and reduce the time spent on the MMP process.
July 22nd 2014
Over the decades, farming nationwide has continued to develop and expand. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 330 million acres of agricultural land in the United States now produces food and other products for the world. The state of Iowa alone produces 28 percent1 of U.S. pork and remains the nation’s No. 1 producer of corn and soybeans.
June 23rd 2014
As the sizes of livestock operations grow, so does interest in viewing manure less as waste to be disposed of and more as a commercial fertilizer replacement and source of added revenue. Because manure is composed of essential nutrients similar to those found in commercial fertilizers, using manure as a substitute allows us to put a value on this byproduct.
June 1st 2014
Welcome to the official MMP360TM by AgSolver, Inc. company blog! Moving forward, this blog will be a great resource for professionals who are involved in manure management, including builders of manure storage or confinement structures, owners of confinement animal feeding operations and technical service providers.