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Aug 6, 2018

The Nutrient Management Program has released an update to NMP Spreadsheet to Version 6.2 – June 2018. The updated planning tool, NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.3 – August 2018 has been posted on the PA Nutrient Management Program website.

Jul 30, 2018

This article details where Nutrient Management Specialist (NMS) and others can find detailed frequently asked questions (FAQ) on how the new standard animal weights will affect Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) operations.

Jul 10, 2018

The purpose of this article is to provide information regarding the differences between the Act 38 and Chapter 91 Manure Storage setback requirements.

Jul 3, 2018

This article provides information about the requirement for delegated Conservation Districts (CDs) to provide educational outreach on the Odor Management Program (OM program) to Concentrated Animal Operations (CAOs) and Concentered Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that are expanding or constructing new animal housing or manure storage facilities.

Jun 19, 2018

The Nutrient Management Program has released an update to NMP Spreadsheet to Version 6.1 – December 2017. The updated planning tool, NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.2 – June 2018 has been posted on the PA Nutrient Management Program website.

Jun 18, 2018

Livestock growers are reminded to review the revised Standard Animal Weights for Act 38 and determine the effect on their farms. The new weights take effect October 1, 2019.

May 11, 2018

This article provides information about the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) General Permit (PAG-12) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Staffing Changes.

Apr 2, 2018

This article provides guidance on Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans and the soil loss numbers that must be used in the Pennsylvania Phosphorous Index - Appendix 5 of the Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan.

Mar 29, 2018

The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Education Program has posted training and registration information for the Fall 2018 certification trainings.

Mar 27, 2018

The Animal Agriculture Education Project has launched Part II of the Animal Agriculture, Manure Management and Water Quality series of educational modules to increase understanding and knowledge about water quality protection and animal feeding operations.

Feb 5, 2018

An update was made on February 2, 2018 to the NBS Standard Format Version 4.2 Spreadsheet and recently posted on the PA Nutrient Management website.

Jan 19, 2018

It is a pleasure to introduce myself as the new Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Extension Specialist on the Agronomy Extension Team. I am humbled to take over leadership of this important topic area from my predecessor, professor emeritus Doug Beegle, who built a world class program that many of you participated in. I look forward to maintaining many of the programs that were developed over those years and working with you to explore new areas of interest and need.

Dec 21, 2017

The Nutrient Management Program has released an update to NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.0 – October 2017. The updated planning tool, NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.1 – December 2017 has been posted on the PA Nutrient Management Program website.

Dec 21, 2017

The State Conservation Commission in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension provides a series of "How To" modules for understanding how to use the Microsoft Excel and Word nutrient management planning tools.

Oct 16, 2017

An update was made on October 13, 2017 to the NBS Standard Format Version 4.0 Spreadsheet recently posted on the PA Nutrient Management website.

Oct 12, 2017

An update was made on October 11, 2017 to the NBS Standard Format Version 4.0 Spreadsheet recently posted on the PA Nutrient Management website. The update was made to resolve an identified issue when completing the NBS Input sheet.

Oct 11, 2017

As part of the version update to Version 10 of the Pennsylvania Act 38 Nutrient Management Program Technical Manual, the State Conservation Commission approved the use of standalone Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) and Nutrient Balance Sheet (NBS) User Guides.

Oct 4, 2017

NBS Spreadsheet Version 4.0 - October 2017 has been released by the Act 38 Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Version 4.0 includes several significant updates which are reflected in a version change from 3.0 to 4.0.

Oct 3, 2017

A new resource, Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners, is now available to assist farmers and land owners prepare and implement a Manure Management Plan for their operations.

Oct 2, 2017

NMP Spreadsheet Version 6.0 - October 2017 has been released by the Act 38 Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Version 6.0 includes several significant updates which are reflected in a version change from 5.0 to 6.0.