Governor Youngkin Visits with VBC at the Virginia State Fair

Virginia Biosolids Council President Ed Edmondson highlighted the beneficial use of biosolids at the Virginia State Fair when Governor Glenn Younkin stopped by as part of the Governor’s annual tour of the fair.  Joined by Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matt Lohr, Deputy Secretary Beth Green, Secretary of Natural Resources Travis Voyles, Department of Conservation […]

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Information on PFAS added to VBC Web Resources

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are ubiquitous in our environment. Since PFAS is in so many products consumers use every day, trace amounts of PFAS can of course be found in biosolids because these everyday products reflect the chemistry of our society. Exposure is exponentially greater when cooking with Teflon-coated pans, eating fast food, using […]

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National Biosolids Summary Project Report Complete

Did you know that the average resident of the U.S. accounts for 37 pounds of biosolids that is beneficially used or disposed of each year? It’s an interesting statistic, something you can find in the recently completed National Biosolids Summary Project. The same team completing the most recent survey in 2004 completed this latest assessment […]

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ORGANIC MATTER:  BENEFICIAL FOR THE EARTH AND THE BOTTOM LINE

Organic Matter is reused every day from productive composting, fertilizing, and recycling. Demand is growing for the beneficial recycling of organic matter from coffee grounds to poultry litter to highly treated biosolids products, allowing farmers and families to beneficially recycle. Currently food scraps and yard waste make up more than 30 percent of what we throw […]

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Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) Progress Farm Ideal for Applying Biosolids Products and Conducting Research

For nearly 40 years the Progress Farm at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) has served as a critical asset to understanding biosolids management. Progress Farm is a research area of approximately 200 acres of cropland, forested land, and wetlands.  It is home to pollinators, tulip trees, a variety of plant life in the wetlands, […]

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Eastern Virginia AREC Features Research, Technology, and Innovation at Annual Virginia Small Grains Field Day

Throughout the year, the Eastern Virginia Agricultural Research & Extension Center (Eastern Virginia AREC) conducts research on small grains and soybeans for the benefit of farmers across Virginia.  A variety of field plots are planted, some of which are wheat and include the application of a biosolids product.  Each May in conjunction with the Virginia […]

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2021 Annual Report for Code of Good Practice of the Virginia Biosolids Council

The Virginia Biosolids Council Code of Good Practice has been providing guiding principles to its members for more than a decade. This annual report provides a progress report on how the Council’s membership — all of its members — performed under these guiding principles. This update is provided annually. Biosolids recycling is essential to the […]

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Biosolids Enable Shift to Grazing and Feed Crops at Mt. Rush Farm

Located at the geographical center of Virginia is the Ellis’ family farm. For more than a century the family has been raising cattle, hogs, and crops at their home and farm at Mt. Rush. Today, their agriculture operations include about 300 head of purebred angus cattle and farming approximately 200 acres for hay and corn […]

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Exceptional quality pellets benefit Milford family farm

For the Broaddus family of Milford, Virginia, farming has been a “work from home” career for generations. Bates Broaddus, a sixth-generation farmer, works alongside his father, Lynwood, and his Uncle, Lynwood’s brother, Johnny Broaddus on Spring Hill Farm in Caroline County. Broaddus uses exceptional quality (Class A) pellets as a beneficial soil amendment to raise soybeans, […]

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