The Heartland states represent a significant portion of cattle (46%), Hogs (37%), layers (21%), turkeys (10.2%) and dairy (5.5%) production in the United States.  Thus, application of information in animal manure management for development and compliance with regulations and in nutrient management from feeding through crop utilization of manure nutrients and water resource protection is needed.

The goals of the Heartland Animal Manure Management issue team include: assisting state regulatory agencies and federal partners within EPA Region 7 with integration of new federal concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations and comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP) guidelines into state rules, and expanding the understanding of public and private sector livestock industry advisors concerning federal and state CAFO regulations and the tools to implement those regulations.

Heartland Narrative Nutrient Mgt. Plan Model 2008 see further details under Nutrient Management (right).