MD withdraws farm pollution regulation
August 28, 2013 by Baltimore Sun
August 28, 2013, Baltimore, MD – Maryland officials have pulled back a proposed regulation aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state’s lucrative poultry industry if imposed now.
The state Department of Agriculture announced it had withdrawn its request to make immediate changes to rules governing where farmers may use chicken manure to fertilize their crops, two days before a scheduled legislative hearing on the proposal. READ MORE