Chicken manure bill back in Maryland
January 26, 2016 by Delaware Online
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