Richard Stowell University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Ambient Air Quality Regulations that Impact Swine Operations

Publish Date: 10/20/2014

Agricultural air quality is a hot topic around the country. Increasing interest in air quality regulation of farms is the result of many changes, including the trend toward larger farms having greater concentrations of animals, and increased knowledge and awareness of air emissions from livestock sources. This document provides background on current air quality regulations, why they were implemented, what swine operations are affected, and how to comply, when necessary. Indoor air quality will not be directly discussed here, but readers should understand that indoor air quality and outdoor air quality are related, and the level of indoor air quality is not necessarily indicative of emission levels.


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2008 Univ of NE Swine Report- Association of Odor Measures with Annoyance: Results of an Odor-Monitoring Field Study

Publish Date: 06/16/2009

Multiple assessments of ambient odor were made by trained individuals around a swine finishing operation in eastern Nebraska. Assessor responses were analyzed to determine relation- ships between field odor measurements / ratings and ratings of annoyance potential, and to identify candidate measurement threshold values for causing annoyance. The likelihood of annoyance increased as odors became…


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