Balancing the health and harmony of a local community with the economic impact of animal agriculture can be a challenge sometimes for policy makers and animal feeding operation owners and managers. This 11 minute video explains some of the most common air issues related to livestock and poultry production and resources available for science-based policy development.
Airborne Emissions and Odor Management: Policy Considerations
Setback estimation tools are available to help local policy makers and feeding operation owners assess the potential odor imact of a new or expanding operaton on nearby neighbors and public areas. After odors, the most common livestock and poultry air emissions to receive scrutiny from regulators are ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. Both of these gases are important in a piece of federal legislation known as the Environmental Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
Some of the management practices available to farmers mentioned in this video include:
More Videos in This Series
- Health Impacts of Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations
- Managing Odors and Neighbor Relations and Estimating Setbacks
- Manure Covers and Biofilters for Managing Odors and Air Emissions
Additional educational materials are available at Air Quality in Animal Agriculture
For more information about this video or these resources, contact Dr. Kevin Janni, University of Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org
These materials were based upon work supported by the by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture under Agreement No. 2010-85112-20520.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this video are those of the speaker and do not reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.