| Dec 12, 2014
| 12:34 PM
When grouper appears on a restaurant menu, a diner ought to be confident that grouper is served, not catfish from Thailand. At the grocery store, a container labeled "Chesapeake Bay" crab meat should actually contain crab from the Chesapeake Bay. And no...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:31 AM
This week, Larry Hogan promised poultry farmers that his "first fight" as governor will be to scrap new rules from the Maryland Department of Agriculture to curb the amount of phosphorous from chicken manure running into the Chesapeake Bay.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:37 PM
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,...