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MD farm bacteria levels blamed on cows


October 24, 2012, Baltimore, MD – Cows, rather than chickens, caused the pollution for which an Eastern Shore farm couple and Perdue are being sued, contends a witness for the Salisbury-based poultry company.

Charles Hagedorn, a microbiology professor from Virginia Tech, told a federal judge that a small herd of cattle grazing on Alan and Kristin Hudson’s farm near Berlin were the sole source of high levels of bacteria and nutrients found in drainage ditches there. READ MORE