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Sadly my friend, this article should not be taken at face value. It sounds nice, but I spent three years researching this data, and more. Without going into great depth, one example given states that organic farmers use less fertilizers. That just isn't the case. In fact, organic farmers are just as likely to overuse nitrogen. In some cases, organic farmers may use more. Many organic farmers have over applied manure, raising their phosphorous levels beyond what is safe in many cases. Here is an informative document from Clemson University https://www.clemson.edu/extension/camm/manuals/dairy/dch5a_16.pdf. I'm this one will see where there are boundaries beyond which farmers may be restricted in applying manure, and many states have very strict fines because of over application from folks who did not know better. There is so much more I could say about this article, but suffice to say it should not be taken literally.
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