SALISBURY — Following the lawsuit that brought national attention to Maryland farmers, a group of academics is working to find out what legal resources the stewards of Maryland’s largest industry may want. During the next several months, the cohort, which only has a year of funding, plans to hold interviews, send out surveys, host a […]
The Clean Water Act lawsuit against Perdue Farms Inc. and Berlin-based farmer Alan Hudson is over, but the battle over attorneys’ fees goes on.
A Berlin farm could receive up to $300,000 to cover court costs under an amendment tacked onto Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget by the House of Delegates.
ANNAPOLIS — A New York-based environmental group that sued Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower said Wednesday it won’t appeal a federal judge’s ruling in an alleged poultry pollution case. The Waterkeeper Alliance said in a statement that while the group believes it presented compelling evidence, it won’t appeal U.S. District Judge William […]
WEST OCEAN CITY — While the effects on area farmers from a pollution lawsuit filed against a local chicken farmer were profound, they are also being felt by the environmental groups fighting for clean water on the Eastern Shore. The advocacy group Waterkeeper Alliance, connected to the local Assateague Coastal Trust, sued chicken industry giant […]
BERLIN — For three long years, farmer Alan Hudson and his wife were the defendants in the pollution lawsuit filed by the Waterkeeper Alliance. Hudson, who works his 100-year-old family farm in Berlin, said the impact on his family has been enormous and long-lasting. “Most time in the morning, you get up and you know […]
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.
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 Thursday for a second day. The New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance brought the lawsuit against Hudson […]
COLLEGE PARK — As Prince George’s County lawmakers move to impose a tax on plastic bags, environmental organizations said a similar fee in Washington, D.C., has sharply reduced the amount of trash in the Anacostia River. Because almost half of the Anacostia River’s watershed lies in Prince George’s County, the new bag fee under consideration […]