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Poultry farmers say lawsuit over chicken waste could doom industry

by 5m Editor
21 July 2005, at 12:00am

OKLAHOMA - Poultry farmer Gene Pharr scoffs at the thought of chicken droppings as hazardous waste. Poultry waste spread along the Ozark Mountains has turned the region into a lush green, he says. And chickens have made this corner of Arkansas truly prosperous. That&#39;s why Pharr fears a lawsuit targeting the industry that could put chicken waste on par with industrial solvents, pesticide remnants and old car batteries. &quot;We could see the loss of this industry to this country,&quot; said Pharr, whose 125,000 chickens are but a fraction of the region&#39;s $2 billion industry. <i>Source: amarillonet.com</i>

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