The Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 3744) was reintroduced in Congress on July 12th. This bill will increase agricultural viability by helping to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems that recycle organic material into baseload renewable energy and healthy soil products (according to American Biogas Council’s press release titled “ABC Praises House Introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act”).
The bill incentivizes investment in digester and nutrient recovery technologies, which are solutions that Digested Organics provides today.
So why is it important to recycle nutrients?
Sustainable agricultural practices are very important for the health of crops as well as the environment. When excessive amounts of nutrients are applied to the soil, the crops don’t absorb all of them, causing the extra nutrients to pollute waterways, especially when it floods. These excess nutrients in the water systems can create harmful algae that suffocate fish and other aquatic life.
Nutrient recovery technologies allow farms to apply the right amount of nutrients when and where they are needed throughout the year and greatly reduces the impact of excessive nutrients.
Please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we can help you recover nutrients.