chicken manure

Local News
9:51 am
Wed December 10, 2014

New Phosphorus Regs Don't Go Far Enough, Says Environmental Group

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The battle over reports on the new Maryland phosphorus regulations is not over.

The Environmental Integrity Project says they do not go far enough.

The group studied 62 Eastern Shore chicken farms that used poultry manure on their crops from Caroline,  Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

And it says the study found that farmers had spread three times more phosphorus in chicken manure on their fields than their crops needed in 2012.

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Local News
10:41 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Hopes for New Way to Process Chicken Manure

MD Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance
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There could be some good news for handling chicken manure.

A Berlin-based company says it has a process that can remove phosphates from chicken waste.

And company officials hope to get a prototype facility operating by the end of the summer at a local farm.

The effort got the endorsement of Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, who told reporters at a ground breaking ceremony last week, if this works it could revolutionize the poultry industry.

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Local News
8:41 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Pitches New Phosphorus Rules to Farmers in Salisbury

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The public meeting last night on the new state regulations on handling chicken manure got a packed house at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

The new rules that are designed to prevent phosphorus from contaminating the Chesapeake Bay found Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance explaining the new rules in a 30 day public comment period.

He admitted that he was still unsure as to how they would affect farmers but said there was enough time for stakeholders to find out.

They go into effect October 18th.

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News
11:38 am
Tue February 14, 2012

ECI Biogas Facility Asks Local Farmers for Chicken Manure

 

 

            The Virginia based EcoCorp Incorporated is now contracting with Delmarva farmers for 8-thousand tons of chicken manure annually that will be used at the proposed ECI Biogas facility.

            The plant will convert chicken waste into electricity and custom blended fertilizer for market.

            The company will pay 1 cent per pound of chicken litter, which translates into $20 per ton.

            John Ingersoll, president of the company, says…that an average truck holds about $400 to $500 or around 25 tons.

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