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December 27, 2012

Maryland judge rules against environmental activists in Waterkeeper trial

The U.S. District Court of Maryland this morning found in favor of Perdue Farms’ grower Hudson Farms in a case filed against them by Waterkeeper Alliance Inc.

National Chicken Council President Mike Brown released the following statement in response to today’s ruling:  "Governor O’Malley said it best – that this unfair attack on a family farm represented an ‘ongoing injustice.’  The National Chicken Council and many other farm, agriculture, meat and poultry groups both inside and outside of Delmarva have stood solidly together in support of the Hudson’s during this case – a case that was based on frivolous assumptions rather than facts from the beginning.

"We feel like this was a lawsuit against all of us, and we are pleased that Judge Nickerson ruled that the Waterkeeper Alliance had not met the standard of preponderance of evidence in its argument.  Read More

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