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Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 4.07.40 PMYahara Pride Tackles Runoff at its Source

Posted on January 9, 2014 by UW Limnology Department

The latest issue of Madison’s Capital Times has an excellent cover story exploring a new effort to reduce the amount of phosphorus that ends up in Madison lakes. As the article points out – each pound of phosphorus that enters our waterways can fertilize the growth of up to 500 pounds of blue-green algae. Read more here…

 Clean Lakes Alliance, affiliate of Yahara Pride Farms, responds to the digester spills

Dane County Manure DigesterWe at the Clean Lakes Alliance are proud of the collaboration among farmers, business, government and citizens that have made possible the addition of manure digesters to our community’s efforts to clean up the lakes. As such, it is disheartening to face the setback caused by the recent spills at area digesters, especially amid the progress made and the momentum generated by innovations in manure management. Amid frustration and disappointment, the Clean Lakes Alliance reiterates its stance that digesters can provide an effective means to manage manure and reduce unhealthy phosphorus concentrations in our watershed; however, it is imperative we apply the lessons learned from these accidents. Read more here…

Yahara Pride looks to enlist local farmers in the fight against phosphorus runoff

52cc4f228916a.preview-620Posted January 08, 2014 by the Capital Times.

On a brilliant, sunny but frigid Wisconsin day, Jeff Endres, a fifth-generation farmer, uses a rake to scratch through a foot-and-a-half of snow on his farm just west of Waunakee. For the first time since his family has owned the land, it’s not bare, frozen ground beneath the snow. It’s barley. “Farmland is the most vulnerable when frost is coming out of the ground,” says Endres, who, along with brothers Steve and Randy, owns Endres Berryridge Farms in the town of Springfield. “It’s good to have roots in place when the snow melts and the rain starts to come. There isn’t as great a chance of soil and nutrient runoff.” Read more here…

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