Ag officials hope to ship hog waste out of watershed
By Nancy Allen
MARIA STEIN - Ag officials hope results from manure settling tank tests prove it's economically feasible to transport liquid hog waste out of the Grand Lake Watershed.
Three, 250-gallon tanks containing liquid hog manure were set up a few weeks ago at the Ted Heitkamp farm north of Maria Stein. Terry Mescher, an agricultural engineer with the state, is conducting the experiment and hopes to repeat it at two other farms, after the bugs are worked out. [More