One Iowa City, Iowa, farmer plans to use hog waste for all his fertilizer needs. Randy Lackender will provide a building to house hogs owned by a local pork producer. In exchange for use of the building, Lackender will receive free manure.
Ron Stutsman, Lacklender's former fertilizer supplier, plans to compensate for the business loss but emphasized his company also feels the pinch at the pump.
"That adds to our cost of being in business. It's substantial," Stutsman said. "This is taking a big bite out of the economy. If it stays this way, we'll have to increase prices."