Virgil Shockley http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Proposed Chicken Tax Shocks Eastern Shore http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/proposed-chicken-tax-shocks-eastern-shore <p>The Eastern Shore chicken industry is reeling from a proposal in Annapolis that would impose a 5 cent tax per chicken to get big poultry companies to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.</p><p>Worcester County Commissioner Virgil Shockley said that with more than 12 million chickens in Worcester County the cost would add up quickly.</p><p>That big money, environmental groups and some legislators say is needed to clean up the bay.</p><p>Food And Water Watch claims that poultry puts more than a billion pounds of waste into the watershed each year.</p><p>Shockley disputes that claim.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:44:17 +0000 Don Rush 48803 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Proposed Chicken Tax Shocks Eastern Shore Eastern Shore: Just Shy of Emergency Drought Level http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/eastern-shore-just-shy-emergency-drought-level <p>With a state drought warning in effect the Maryland Eastern Shore is just one level below a full blown emergency that would lead to mandatory water restrictions.</p><p>Salisbury is 10 inches below normal with the 95 degree temperatures hitting the corn crop hard.</p><p>Worcester County Commissioner Virgil Shockley told the Salisbury Daily Times that he believes that half of his country&#39;s corn crop is doomed.</p><p>The Worcester county&nbsp;farmer says some his corn just hasn&rsquo;t pollinated because of the heat.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:23:36 +0000 Don Rush 18459 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Eastern Shore: Just Shy of Emergency Drought Level