28-02-2014 01:06 AM | USA

Michigan farmers urged to check for snow

City dwellers aren't the only ones wrestling with frozen pipes and pump woes this winter.

Michigan dairy and livestock farmers have been advised by Michigan State University to greatly increase their monitoring of manure storage and pumping systems to make sure they are still functioning properly. And as winter drags on, with no melt in sight, some may be applying manure to snow-covered fields, a step they'd prefer to avoid, said Shelby Bollwahn, livestock environmental education for MSU Extension.
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