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New regulations could ruin MD litter business


October 23, 2013, Milford, DE — Starting at 6:30 a.m., five days a week, Ray Ellis sends out a small crew from his local farm in Millsboro, Del., to perform one unique and smelly task: piling up and collecting tons and tons of chicken litter from area farms, to sell.

But now, he fears that business could fall apart as Maryland prepares to implement new regulations on phosphorus in the soil. READ MORE