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Help farmers, yes, but don't dirty the water

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Cow manure and urine is environmentally toxic stuff, so concern that recently relaxed rules governing New York’s dairy farmers could create water pollution problems is understandable. To accommodate the state’s fast-growing Greek yogurt industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it easier for small dairy farmers to expand: Where farmers with fewer than 200 cows were previously exempt from rules requiring the construction of catch basins and lagoons and other technology to reduce pollution-causing runoff, the ...

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ChuckD
August 3, 2013
12:26 p.m.

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Seems like an opportunity for a biomass entrepreneur. Manure is (can be) a natural resource and it's not new technology.

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