A lot of people grow their own fruits and vegetables. Now add chicken, or at least their own eggs, to the menu. It’s a growing trend and soon may be coming home to roost in Baltimore County.
A federal judge has ruled that Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower will not be able to recoup $3 million in legal fees after successfully defending themselves against a poultry pollution suit.
Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower who successfully defended a poultry pollution suit should be awarded attorney fees to discourage similar suits in the future, attorneys said in filings Thursday.
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.
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.
Maryland has become the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.
Testimony has ended in Baltimore in a closely watched environmental lawsuit against an Eastern Shore chicken grower and poultry giant Perdue Farms Inc.
The two sides in a Maryland poultry pollution law suit are now battling over whether a federal judge should visit an Eastern Shore farm at the center of the dispute.
The governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.
Poultry farmers on the Delmarva peninsula say the hot weather is presenting challenges as they produce 11 million chickens a week.
The University of Maryland says an environmental law clinic suing Perdue and an Eastern Shore poultry grower over farm runoff is being awarded for its work.
Lawyers have not reached a settlement in a poultry pollution case filed by a University of Maryland environmental law clinic.