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Feathers are one of many potentially valuable byproducts wasted every day by disposal in landfills when they could be effectively used in agriculture. Name several more useful byproducts.

See Agricultural Uses of Municipal, Animal, and Industrial Byproducts online at /is/np/agbyproducts/agbyintro.htm(and see the news release about this book at /is/pr/1998/980428.htm)






 FACT--America's cities, farms, and industries generate over 1 billion tons of byproducts each year. But there are about 5,000 fewer landfills today than a decade ago. Byproduct use problems present both a challenge and an opportunity!

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