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Poultry producer consolidating operations, closing Maryland plant (access required)

SEAFORD, Del. — Poultry producer Allen Harim says it is closing a plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as it consolidates processing operations in Delaware. The company said Tuesday that a 71-year-old processing facility in Cordova, Maryland, that employs about 300 ...

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Study: Feds overestimate poultry pollution

NEWARK, Del. — A University of Delaware-led study has found that decades-old federal standards overestimate current poultry industry contributions to water pollution. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that researchers found that nitrogen levels in poultry house manure are 55 ...

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Farm bureaus: Don’t dismiss EPA lawsuit in W.Va.

ELKINS, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a judge to dismiss a West Virginia chicken grower’s lawsuit over water-pollution orders the agency issued against her then withdrew in December, arguing the case is now moot. But court filings ...

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Delmarva poultry industry escapes major damage

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Delmarva peninsula’s poultry industry is up and running after emerging from Superstorm Sandy relatively unscathed. The Delaware Department of Agriculture said Thursday that there was no significant flooding or poultry house damage, and that chicken farmers ...

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Chicken-farm lawsuit in judge’s hands (access required)

Both sides in a closely watched lawsuit over alleged pollution of a Chesapeake Bay tributary by a Berlin-based farmer and Perdue Farms Inc. have wrapped up their cases in U.S. District Court in Baltimore — but the verdict will not be in for more than a month.

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Farmer expected to testify in Perdue pollution trial

A chicken farmer at the center of a lawsuit with potential implications for Maryland’s poultry industry is set to testify in federal court in Baltimore. Alan Hudson, who raises chickens for poultry giant Perdue, is scheduled to continue his testimony ...

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Mikulski, Cardin ask EPA to relax corn-to-fuel rule

WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought ...

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