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  • Phosphorus rules, finally

    Phosphorus rules, finally
    As we have chided Gov. Martin O'Malley more than once on this page for dragging his feet on regulations intended to reduce the amount of polluting phosphorus pouring into the Chesapeake Bay from farms, it's only fair to herald his decision to move forward...
  • Organic fertilizers a better choice for Md. farms

    Organic fertilizers a better choice for Md. farms
    Recently, the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, a part of Salisbury University, issued a report addressing chicken manure as fertilizer. The report was commissioned by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Perdue School of...
  • Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]

    Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]
    Perdue Farms did the right thing to protect public health ("Perdue Foods says its chicken hatcheries now antibiotic-free," Sept. 3). The company committed to stop administering low doses of antibiotics used in human medicine to their chickens....
  • A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management

    A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management
    From the time I graduated from college and returned to the farm, I have been dealing with government regulations, environmental extremists and animal rights activists. Over the years I have seen farmers (myself included) negotiate and give in little...
  • Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]

    Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]
    Last week, Jim Perdue spoke at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce event to complain about the regulatory environment in the state where his company roosts. "The problem is, we have no seat at the table in Maryland," the Perdue Farms chairman said, according...
  • Perdue proud of its environmental record [Letter]

    Perdue proud of its environmental record [Letter]
    Regarding your editorial, "Perdue's ruffled feathers" (Sept. 22), The Baltimore Sun's editorial board is entitled to its opinion but not its own facts. The editorial states that Perdue "has failed to … support" the state's waste-to-energy project....
  • Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]

    Time for Perdue to clean up its act [Letter]
    Regarding the recent article, "Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places" (June 15), it is important to note that legislation addressing the issues exposed has already been drafted. Farmers are often attacked for problems that stem beyond their...
  • Founded in 1948, Delmarva Chicken Festival being held for last time

    Founded in 1948, Delmarva Chicken Festival being held for last time
    With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was hot as blazes. John Draper stood next to a 650-pound...
  • Chickens just have to say no to drugs

    Chickens just have to say no to drugs
    Yes, it can be done. Livestock operations can raise chickens without using antibiotics that are useful for treating infections in humans. Perdue Farms announced this week that it is no longer using any “human antibiotics” in its chickens,...
  • Perdue Farms eliminates antibiotic use in chicken hatcheries

    Perdue Farms eliminates antibiotic use in chicken hatcheries
    Perdue Foods, the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, said it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries to address growing concerns about bacterial resistance to the widely used drugs. The Salisbury, Md.-based company said it...
  • Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks
    Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...