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  • 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...
  • Butterball says it has shortage of large, fresh turkeys

    Butterball says it has shortage of large, fresh turkeys
    While Butterball, the nation's largest turkey producer, said it was facing a shortage of fresh, large birds weeks before Thanksgiving, Maryland's poultry giant Perdue said it would have no trouble meeting demand. "Perdue is not experiencing any...
  • Phosphorus rules delayed [Editorial]

    Phosphorus rules delayed  [Editorial]
    Alas, the regulation of farming is one of those activities that invites the kind of polarized views that one associates with Washington politics and playground fights. The recent decision by the O'Malley administration to delay new rules limiting the...
  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
  • New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]

    New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]
    Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
  • FDA plan to reduce antibiotic use in meat is a major step

    FDA plan to reduce antibiotic use in meat is a major step
    Make no mistake about it, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision Wednesday to encourage reductions in the use of antibiotics in livestock production is a very big deal. Granted, it doesn’t go as far as many advocates would prefer --...
  • The poultry industry's dirty secret [Letter]

    The poultry industry's dirty secret [Letter]
    I was disgusted to read Bill Satterfield's wrongly titled commentary on the poultry industry's role in Chesapeake Bay pollution ("Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles," March 13). The handful of large chicken companies like Perdue on the...
  • Senators seek to stall pollution regulations

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations
    Key senators have put language in the state budget bill that would stall Maryland's efforts to limit one of the Chesapeake Bay's main pollutants, phosphorus. The amendment by the Budget & Taxation Committee would prohibit the state from issuing new...
  • Time to hold 'big chicken' accountable [Letter]

    Time to hold 'big chicken' accountable [Letter]
    I was appalled to read Tim Wheeler's report on efforts to reduce farm pollution ("Senators seek to stall pollution regulations," March 10). University of Maryland scientists say we already have far too much manure on many fields. So why are we putting...
  • The chicken tax hits the fan [Editorial]

    The chicken tax hits the fan  [Editorial]
    On average, about 2,600 bills are introduced during a 90-day General Assembly session, so governors rarely have much to say about 99 percent of them, at least not until they've at least had a public hearing or perhaps even a committee vote. But that wasn'...
  • Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit

    Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit
    Even though the "Poultry Fair Share Act" stands no chance of becoming law, the sponsor of the controversial bill to tax Maryland's chickens refuses to give up, saying he wants to have a public discussion on who should pay to control polluted farm runoff...