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.