The New Scoop on the Old Poop | The Displaced Farmer

It’s old poop because man’s relationship with manure goes as far back as, well, man himself.  After all, you can’t have one without the other; where one goes the other follows.  And it’s a new scoop because these days when you want to talk sh…excuse me manure, you find you have more options than your ancestors.

Early man talking crap

We know how it all started 8000 years ago in the Near East, India and parts of Africa; early agriculture, cropping and herding, occurred together and it’s then that farmers noticed the richness of the ground near their livestock and how well things grew there.  Once the connection was established between manure and fertility, it was a practice that traveled with him, nurtured him even, as he made his way across Europe and eventually to the New World.

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