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Iowa Discovers New Value in Hog Manure

by 5m Editor
8 December 2008, at 5:48am

IOWA - High fertilizer costs have some Iowa farmers warming up to a previously shunned byproduct of the business - manure.

There's no indication that Iowans have taken to the smell of manure that hovers around many of the state's hog lots, but a new survey from the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University shows farmers are placing a higher value on the commodity, says KCCI.com.

Farmers said that is because manure is a much cheaper alternative to commercial fertilizer.