Delmarva Poultry Industry

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
9:11 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Delmarva's Chicken Festival Could Be Revived

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce might step in to salvage the decades-old Delmarva Chicken Festival.

The Delmarva Poultry Industry announced this spring that this year's festival held in Queen Anne's County would be its last. The industry group had hosted the festival every year since 1948.

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12:05 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Pollution from Poultry Manure Overestimated

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A University of Delaware-led study has found that decades-old federal standards overestimate current poultry industry contributions to water pollution.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that researchers found that nitrogen levels in poultry house manure are 55 percent lower than the Environmental Protection Agency's standards. Efforts to eliminate waterway dead zones and algal blooms nationwide have focused on pollution from manure.

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9:26 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Hundreds Rally in Georgetown for Immigration Reform

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Hundreds of immigration reform supporters gathered in Georgetown yesterday as part of a nationwide set of rallies to get Congress to move on the issue.

Claudia Pena Porretti, executive director of La Esperanza, a non-profit agency that helps Hispanics in Sussex County, said that she believed the reform effort has stalled.

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