Tag: chicken houses

University smells success in experiment to save Delmarva poultry industry

University of Maryland Eastern Shore officials are crowing about a recent experiment that drastically reduced the ammonia level in chicken houses. But the $1.7 million experiment is about more than reducing the stench of toxic fumes. It’s about saving the Delmarva poultry industry.

“If we on Delmarva don’t solve this problem, we won’t have an industry,” Jeannine Harter-Dennis, a UMES poultry scientist, said of chicken litter.

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Eastern Shore legislators say “inflexible” Environment Department hurting job growth

Lawmakers from the Eastern Shore clashed with the Secretary of the Environment Shari Wilson on Friday, calling her agency “inflexible” and a hindrance to job growth in farming and other industries in their area.

At a joint Eastern Shore delegation meeting with Wilson and Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, the senators and delegates said environmental regulations on chicken houses, stormwater and septic systems are slowing down or halting projects in their counties.

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