Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Back to Organic Fertilizer
In an entirely predictable development, farmers are rediscovering that livestock waste is valuable as fertilizer. What prompted this, of course, is the rising cost of artificial fertilizers. But it won’t stop here. I also predict that when artificial fertilizers become still more expensive, farmers will seek other organic inputs as well. In fact, they will be looking for anything organic to amend their soil, and that will lead them into conflict with biofuel producers who want organic “waste” as feedstock. You read it here first.