Livestock close to produce production a problem

Tocco, Phil
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/15/2012, p6
The article discusses the food safety risk to fresh produce posed by livestock. Livestock refers to all domesticated animals kept as 4-H animals or temporarily. It suggests a mitigation strategy which would hinder the movement of manure and particulate into the growing area under any weather condition. The strategy can include berms high enough to prevent the manure-laden water flow into the vegetable field or periodic inspection of the perimeter fence around the livestock area.


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