"This has led some farmers to come up with enterprising ways to get rid of excess excrement. In addition to some growing interest in using manure for energy production, farmers are monetizing manure in the form of organic fertilizers that can be shipped around the country. According to the USDA, the poop from poultry and cattle feedlots is drier than that from dairy or hog farms. Turned into fertilizer pellets, the sterilized manure can be safely applied to fields without the worry that pathogens could contaminate the produce. Farrow visited one farmer who was making about $40,000 a year pelletizing and selling the waste from his 20,000 hens. That’s not insignificant income for a farmer."