It may turn out that Avery's worries about manure may be better directed at conventional farming. I just returned from a meeting with the mayor of a small rural Idaho town. He is negotiating with a local, conventional, large scale farmer to spray the town's liquid, uncomposted sewage sludge on land currently in CRS. He would like to get local farmers to spray it of field stubble, too.
I have also read recently that large-scale potato growers in southern Idaho are experimenting with spraying uncomposted manure from local dairies and feed lots on commercial fields as a way to solve the disposal problems associated with CAFOs.
It seems that as the problem of manure disposal becomes a larger issue for CAFOs conventional farmers, at least here in Idaho, are finding the use of manure increasingly attractive.
Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute
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