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By Kim Samuelson
SWCD News 

Closing a manure pit is a big job



April 5, 2019

This photograph shows controlled access for cattle to a natural water source.

Last week, the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District brought you Part 1 of a story on water quality and agriculture, which highlighted the ways farmers can make an impact - positively or negatively - on local water quality through the choices they make in raising cattle.

This week, we'll concentrate on the use of manure pits and how to properly handle abandoning them when they are no longer needed.

Most farmers who have feedlots or barnyards have had manure pits constructed. These are ideal for storing manure, which is considered hazardous waste until it can be safely applied to past...

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