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Livestock producers urged to check manure structures

SPENCER (KWWL)-- Livestock producers are being encouraged to check their manure storage structures and make sure they have enough capacity to make it through the winter.

"With the late harvest and prospects of snow and frost on the horizon, producers need to be thinking about where they can apply manure now so they don't get caught with full manure storage and less than desirable places to apply the manure," said Ken Hessenius, supervisor of the Spencer DNR field office. 

If producers have nearly full storage and can't get enough applied before the ground freezes, Hessenius urges them to call their local DNR field office for assistance and options.

Producers are urged not to pump the manure to the ground or a nearby field, and should not let the structure overflow. Both of those options could lead to a fish kill or water quality violation resulting in penalties.



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