Be proactive about wet weather impact on manure basins

Similar to last fall, above average rainfall over the last two months is challenging fall manure management, this time with wet fields slowing harvest. Livestock producers are being asked to communicate proactively with the State Duty Officer to report if their manure storage basin is full or nearly so.

County Feedlot Officers also want to hear from producers who may have storage room to spare, as it may be needed in emergency situations. The CFOs will provide advice on best management practices for farmers to minimize impacts. Tips on bad weather manure management are available in the Managing manure, land application during adverse weather conditions fact sheet. State Duty Officer — 1-800-422-0798.