Gene Logsdon

Gene Logsdon farms in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He is one of the clearest and most original voices of rural America, and has published more than two dozen books; including Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, Small-Scale Grain Raising (Second Edition), and The Contrary Farmer. He writes a popular blog at, is a regular contributor to Farming Magazine and The Draft Horse Journal, and writes an award-winning weekly column in the Carey, Ohio Progressor Times.

The poop scoop

Fertilizer prices putting manure in the limelight

I never thought I'd see the day when shit -- the bodily kind -- would make headlines the way it is right now. But with phosphorous and potash prices rising, farmers are starting to get a lot more interested in the older sources for fertilizer.

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