Jan 22, 2015

Hogan pulls back O’Malley regulations

A number of regulations set to be published and take effect on Friday were pulled back just hours into the new administration of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

Jan 21, 2015

Hogan could withdraw controversial manure regulations

A controversial set of regulations limiting the use of chicken manure on Eastern Shore farms as a way of controlling the amount of phosphorous that seeps into the Chesapeake Bay could be withdrawn under Gov. Larry Hogan.

Aug 28, 2012

70,000 chickens found dead on Eastern Shore, man charged

DELMAR — The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says a 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the deaths of nearly 70,000 chickens. Authorities say Joshua Shelton has been charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and trespassing. The sheriff’s office says the owner of a farm on East Line Road in Delmar told a […]

Jun 19, 2012

Environmental Law Clinic wins award

It’s awards time for the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The clinic will receive the 2012 Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy from the American Bar Association. The award is given out every year for leadership in environmental protection. The clinic was created in 1987 […]

Aug 17, 2011

Widow of ‘Chicken Man’ Perdue crafts egg-cessories

As hobbies go, laboriously transforming ostrich eggs into one-of-a-kind handbags using dentists’ drills, a finicky epoxy resin and minuscule Swarovski crystals doesn’t necessarily sound like the most appealing choice. Not unless you’re married to the “Chicken Man,” that is. It proved the perfect pastime for Mitzi Perdue, the third wife of the late poultry magnate [&he[...]

Jul 27, 2011

Pew report: Poultry farms, waste on smaller area

Increasing demand for chicken is being satisfied by fewer farms concentrated in a smaller area where surrounding farmland can’t sustainably use the resulting waste as fertilizer, according to a new report being disputed by industry groups. The study released Wednesday by the Pew Environment Group recommends capping the number of birds in large operations if […]

Jan 24, 2011

Court rebuffs farmer who tangled with Tyson

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his contract to raise their chickens. The justices did not comment in turning away Alton Terry, who said Tyson cut him off because he helped organize area farmers and complained about the […]

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