Land and Nutrient Management
New Fashion Pork and our related family farming business, BWT Holdings, are uncompromisingly committed to environmental stewardship. We take great care and pride in the preservation and conservation of our land and water resources.
Our Environmental Services (ES) team manages and oversees all aspects of environmental concerns and operations. We actively pursue and implement proven new technologies and engage in industry-wide research efforts that help protect our land, water, and air resources. Our commitment includes fully complying with all Federal, State and Local rules and regulations. ES actively works with many different state and local governing bodies to help educate and to assist with any environmental concerns. We acknowledge and support all local voluntary "Good Neighbor" policies which have been established. ES will always operate with an open-door policy to interface with our neighbors and communities to build strong relationships in total support of all agricultural industries.
On a more practical level, our ES team coordinates our entire nutrient management activities. This is a major goal, as our ES team works with area farmers to provide a quality source of natural fertilizer for crop production. This invaluable product is greatly beneficial to farmers as it improves soil health and increases crop yields. Other duties include farm site development, regulatory permitting, emergency response, environmental research, and public relations.
Precision customized nutrient management plans are maintained for all our farm sites. These plans comply with and exceed all regulations governing nutrient usage and application. Our rigorous processes include the periodic inspection of all storage systems and the weekly monitoring of nutrient levels by our employees and growers. Annually, we test and analyze our nutrients to formulate environmentally-sound, agronomically-proven application rates for crop production. Each fall, our farm-based application teams carefully and safely apply these nutrients on our farmland and our grower's farmland, using state-of-the-art GPS-guided farm equipment. The application of these natural nutrients "closes the loop" on our hog and grain production systems by naturally enhancing crop yields and reducing the need for synthetic commercial fertilizers.
In short, New Fashion Pork and BWT Holdings are exceptionally proud of our demonstrated commitment to the environment and to the farming communities in which we serve.