Delmarva Poultry Industry Incoporated 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