Summer 1999 Poultry Press News Briefs
Perdue & Other Maryland Poultry Companies Peeved at Having to Pay
Adapted from Feedstuffs, April 5, 1999, 5--"Maryland's Department of Environment plans to make that state the first to legally bind chicken processors [Perdue, Tyson, etc.] to the litter management of farmers who raise chickens for them." These processors "strongly object to legal responsibility" for the dead chickens, manure, and other pollution they generate. The National Chicken Council called Maryland's plan to force the billion-dollar chicken companies to bear some of the cost of their own pollution under provisions of the federal Clean Water Act "totally inappropriate."
Summer 1999 Poultry Press News Briefs