A tail of two shitties: This cow's rear end could hold the key to our future food supply, in a manure of speaking.Photo: ton.volzI never thought I'd see the day when shit -- the bodily kind -- would make headlines the way it is right now. When my book about managing manure, Holy Shit, came out recently, erstwhile friends grinned and remarked, "You've been shooting the bull all your life so, sure, why not write a book about it?" But this time what I'm writing is definitely not B.S. The current fertilizer crisis is real. Chemical fertilizer prices rise and …
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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 OrganicToBe.org, 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.