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Poultry Talks Conclude, Fate Of Farmers Unknown

by 5m Editor
10 June 2005, at 12:00am

OKLAHOMA - A third day of negotiations between Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson and several poultry companies on poultry litter and water quality concluded Thursday but the two sides did not issue a joint statement. &quot;This round of talks is over, and that&#39;s about all I can say given the confidentiality agreement both parties have signed,&quot; said Charlie Price, a spokesman for Edmondson&#39;s office. Price said he could not comment on whether there had been an agreement or if there would be a new round of talks in the future. Edmondson has said previously that he will sue the poultry companies if an agreement is not reached and filed a 90 day notice of intent in March in preparation of a lawsuit. However, a new round of negotiations could delay litigation. Edmondson claims poultry litter from farms in Oklahoma and Arkansas are polluting Oklahoma streams and rivers. <i>Source: nwaonline.net</i>

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