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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley's budget gets initial OK in House

    With only minor changes, the House of Delegates on Wednesday gave initial approval to Gov. Martin O'Malley's $37 billion budget, the governor's first spending plan in several years that doesn't propose significant cuts. While a final vote in the House...
  • Regulating farms with certainty

    The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
  • Fire at Perdue Farms research facility kills 8,000 chicks

    Fire at Perdue Farms research facility kills 8,000 chicks
    Officials in Worcester County are investigating the cause of a fire at a Perdue Farms research facility that destroyed two poultry houses and killed 8,000 chicks. The fire broke out at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, more than an hour after the four workers on duty...