October 29, 2019

Virginia aims to improve water quality by transporting tons of poultry waste around the state

Virginia has a novel new approach to meeting its water quality goals: moving chicken waste around the state. As the 2025 deadline for Chesapeake Bay cleanup approaches, the commonwealth is vastly expanding a program that transports poultry litter – a product that includes not only fowl excrement but also leftover bedding and uneaten feed – out of the watershed’s most intensive poultry-producing counties. To do so, the state is paying farmers who agree to use the litter subsidies of $7.50, $15 or $20 per ton, depending on its origin and destination.  Read more

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