The Environment in Focus
Maryland faces a critical decision point in its decades-long effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The poultry industry on the Eastern Shore produces about 300 million chickens a year. But the byproduct is about a half billion pounds more manure than can be absorbed by crops when farmers spread the litter as fertilizer for their corn and soybeans. That leads to runoff of phosphorus pollution into rivers, streams and the Bay.
The Environment in Focus
Bill Banning New Poultry Factory Farms Debated
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