Regulations Related to Livestock and Poultry Production

Animal Manure Management April 30, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF

livestock and poultry environmental learning center logo with cow, pig, and chicken sillhouettes over a map of the U.S. with three circling arrowsThere may be federal, state, and local regulations that apply to livestock and poultry operations. Refer to the resources listed below to find information on regulations that may apply to your farm.

Don't Miss! Archived webcast (July, 2014) "Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule". The archive includes updates on the rule after it was finalized and the legal rulings that have since blocked its implementation.

EPA Laws and Programs That Could Affect Agricultural Producers

Implications of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ruling for animal agirculture

Archived webinar - August 6, 2015

An excellent resource for this area is the EPA Agriculture Center.  The Ag Center provides compliance assistance information to ag producers and their advisors through a listserv, toll-free phone number, publications, website and more. Below are links to topic-related information.

Compliance Tools

Publications, Fact Sheets and Articles About Animal Manure Regulations

Educational Materials for Teachers

Webcast Presentations


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.