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What Organic Agriculture Can and Can't Do

Obviously the assumption that there is not enough manure for organic agriculture in Nebraska is excluding the manure being created by CAFOs. This is because that manure - or toxic sludge - is not allowed under USDA regulations to be used in organic farming methods - and for good reasons i.e. antibiotics and artificial hormones. Thus, there is a significant amount of manure being created that cannot be used for organic agriculture. This practice is ludicrous. Instead of creating healthy and non-toxic manure that could be used to fertilize thousands of acres on organic Nebraskan farms, agroindustry has created an environmental pollutant that must be dealt with in a costly manner. If our society chose to create beef and dairy products in a more environmentally benign manner we would have a lot more manure, which could help provide healthy organic matter for the organic farms of the mid-west. Instead, “experts” tell us that we don’t have enough manure. It is wise to acknowledge that there is a surplus of manure in the U.S. and that it is only due to unsustainable agricultural practices that we cannot use that manure. 

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Agro Space

Agricultural economics refers to economics as it relates to the "production, distribution and consumption of [agricultural] goods and services".

The word agriculture is a late Middle English adaptation of Latin agricultūra, from ager, "field", and cultūra, "cultivation" or "growing".