Administrative Publication No. (AP-109) 100 pp

March 2023

Increasing the Value of Animal Manure for Farmers

This study describes current manure production, handling, storage, and use utilizing data from the USDA Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). In addition, the report describes existing and emerging technologies that have the potential to increase the value of manure or reduce manure management costs.

Keywords: Animal manure, livestock, crop nutrients, soil quality, fertilizer, renewable energy, environmental policies, manure management, liquid-solids separation, composting, anaerobic digesters, manure fiber, technology cost sharing, nutrient trading programs

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