Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, November 23, 2017

This is a story of loggers, an energy company and turkey droppings -- and a dispute that's putting a dent in Minnesota's Thanksgiving. The company, Xcel Energy, wants to stop buying energy from three biofuel plants in Minnesota, one that runs on wood and turkey droppings and two others that run on wood only. The loggers, who risk losing their jobs, and turkey farmers, who would be left with a whole lot of surplus bird poop, are not happy. ... As for the farmers who send turkey droppings to the biomass incinerator, they would be stuck with an estimated 250,000 tons of turkey excrement per year. ... "Turkey litter is a good fuel. It's a valuable resource," said Steve Olson, executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, which is not part of the legal action but supports the lawsuit. "Given how quickly this is happening, it's going to be difficult for local farmers to find other users."

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Cheap 50# sacks of turkey manure make great ballast in the back right-hand corner of the bed of a front-heavy Ford Ranger.

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-24 08:53 AM | Reply

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