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Chicken manure bill back in Maryland


January 25, 2016, Baltimore, MD – Several environmental groups are renewing a push to make Perdue and other agribusiness companies financially responsible for excess chicken manure on the Eastern Shore.

Last summer’s implementation of the phosphorus management tool — a Maryland Department of Agriculture regulation that requires farmers to throttle back on using manure as fertilizer — turned 228,000 tons of chicken manure into surplus. Under current law, contracted chicken growers are responsible for that tonnage. READ MORE