REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Special Call – 2018
Air Emission Study

DEADLINE: Friday, August 31, 2018- 5:00 pm CST

An evaluation and projection of technological and management practice changes since 2009 on the potential for air emissions from swine barns through meta-analysis and/or modeling approaches.

The Pork Checkoff funded the pork portion of the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) conducted under the direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) was conducted from 2007 to 2009 at pork production facilities located in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa and Oklahoma, and consisting of six finishing sites and four sow farms. Separate efforts focused on barns (gestation, farrowing, finishing) and open sources (lagoons and basins); Emissions were measured at a total of seven (7) finishing barns, six (6) breeding/gestation barns, three (3) farrowing rooms, five (5) anaerobic manure treatment lagoons, and a manure basin. Measurements were taken at the barns of two finishing sites and three sow farms and the lagoons at two finishing sites and three sow sites, and a manure basin at a finishing site. Air emissions included ammonia (NH3) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from all sources and particulate matter (PM) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the barns. The emission data were submitted to the U.S. EPA between June 30 and July 30, 2010.

Technologies and management practices employed at pork production facilities have changed since the initial data was submitted in 2009. For example, feed formulations have changed over the past decade and feed efficiency has improved. Also, producers measure feed cost as a function of calorie conversion, not just the pounds of grain to produce a pound of gain. These changes may have a significant impact on the potential emissions from pork production facilities, thus there is a need to obtain updated information and insight into current potential emissions. The committee solicits proposals to complete such a data review and update through meta-analysis and modeling techniques. The committee does not envision funding new emissions monitoring efforts, but rather analysis of technical and management practice changes and projection of emission potential impacts through meta-analysis and modeling techniques. The committee expects completion of the effort and submission of a final report in as timely a manner as possible but no later than April 1, 2019 based on an anticipated October 1, 2018 contract date.

Proposals must be in the attached format and received in the National Pork Board offices no later than 5:00 p.m. central time on Friday, August 31, 2018 to be considered. The National Pork Board Final will make final decisions on funding proposals. Prior to making a final funding decision, the National Pork Board may be return proposals to the investigator with suggested/requested revisions. Direct questions regarding this solicitation to Allan Stokes by email astokes@pork.org or phone: 515/223-3447.

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NOTES:

  • Proposal selection will occur in September 2018.
  • Notification of grant awards will be done in mid September 2018.
  • Project funding will begin October 1, 2018.

REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT
General Call – 2019

DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 14, 2018- 5:00 pm CST

The National Pork Board is soliciting letters of intent dealing with these categories:

HUMAN NUTRITION

PUBLIC HEALTH – Antibiotic Use & Resistance
PUBLIC HEALTH – Influenza
PUBLIC HEALTH – MRSA
PUBLIC HEALTH – Other
PUBLIC HEALTH – Other Zoonotic Diseases

STAFF MEMBERS:

HUMAN NUTRITION Adria Huseth ahuseth@pork.org 515/223-2633
PUBLIC HEALTH Heather Fowler
OR
Karen Hoare
hfowler@pork.org

khoare@pork.org

515/223-2633

515/309-6131

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NOTES:

  • Full proposal notification and declination by September 6, 2018
  • Full proposal deadline: October 16, 2018
  • Proposal selection will occur in January 2019
  • Notification of grant awards in February 2019
  • Project funding may begin April 1, 2019

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