A Maryland lawmaker said Wednesday that poultry feed containing a known carcinogen should be banned from Maryland farms even though its maker has already stopped selling it voluntarily.
At the region’s first Delmarva Poultry Summit at Salisbury University on Wednesday, Peter Franchot reminded a diverse audience that two years ago, growers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore produced $640 million worth of poultry, with Wicomico County’s share alone totaling $250 million.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is criticizing a lawsuit filed by a University of Maryland environmental law clinic against an Eastern Shore poultry farm over pollution concerns.
Maryland agriculture officials say there were no poultry deaths in Maryland after all due to Hurricane Irene.
Industry groups are criticizing a new report on the environmental impact of waste from poultry operations.
A Maryland state senator says the bankruptcy filing of Delaware’s Allen Family Foods is devastating news for his Eastern Shore district.
Authorities say a large wind-swept fire has ripped through a poultry farm in Warwick, burning buildings and drawing more than 150 firefighters.
Perdue is greening its Salisbury corporate headquarters with the installation of thousands of solar panels.