There are not as many farmers looking to take on processed sludge as fertilizer from Ocean City.
That has left the resort spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year sending the sludge to the dump.
Brooks Clayville, a farmer in Snow Hill, told the Salisbury Daily Times that the problem is timing.
With all of his crops he won’t have enough room to store the sludge until winter time while much of the sludge in Ocean City comes during the tourist season.
But there are other concerns.