Legal Risk

   

Environmental

       
1.

Do you follow all local, state, and federal environmental  record-keeping requirements?

Yes

No

       
2.

Do you store manure in a liquid-tight structure?

Yes

No

       
3.  Have you ever had leaks or overflows of your manure storage structure?

Yes

No

       
4.
Is the soil surrounding the manure storage area:     
       
5.

a. Is the storage structure lined with clay or plastic?

Yes

No

 

b. Are there significant cracks in the lining?

Yes

No

       
6.

Is there a limestone or fractured bedrock layer within 20 feet of the bottom of the manure storage?

Yes

No

       
7.

Is the manure storage area downslope of water wells?

Yes

No

       
8.

Is the manure storage area over 100 feet from water wells?

Yes

No

       
9. Does your area have a seasonal high water table that rises within 2 feet of the bottom of the manure storage area?

Yes

No

       
10.

Do you perform at least monthly inspections and maintenance of the manure storage structure?

Yes

No

       
11.

Do you perform the following steps to prevent production & accumulation of gasses and odors:

   
 

a. Clean solid floors daily by flushing or scraping?

Yes

No

NA

 

b. Keep bedding dry?

Yes

No

NA

 

c. Exhaust at least some ventilation air from under slatted floors?

Yes

No

NA

 

d. Keep at least a foot of clearance between the bottom of the slat supports and the top of the manure and not overfill a pit beneath slotted floors?

Yes

No

NA

 

e. Add enough water to stored manure to keep manure solids submerged at all times?

Yes

No

NA

 

f. Reduce dust levels by periodically washing pen partitions, walls, ceilings, and floors, and installing covers on feeders?

Yes

No

NA

 

g. Avoid manure storage periods longer than six months?

Yes

No

NA

       

Other

   
       
12.

Do you meet or exceed all local, state, and federal environmental regulations for farms?

Yes

No

       
13.

Do you meet or exceed all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations?

Yes

No

       
14.

Does your farm meet the Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) certification requirements? 

Yes

No

       
15.

Do you keep adequate records to allow production of identity-preserved pork?

Yes

No

       

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