The family-owned Hudson Farm that contracts with Perdue Farms Inc. to raise chickens for the Perdue brand on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is not in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, Senior U.S. District Judge William N. Nickerson has ruled. The federal judge released his decision in Baltimore Thursday morning.
Continue Reading Eastern Shore Chicken Operations Are Not Violating Clean Water Act

A federal judge in Baltimore has promised to issue his written decision, which could determine the future of the entire poultry industry on Maryland’s eastern shore, by year’s end. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson heard closing arguments on Nov. 30 in the case pitting a Kennedy scion and the
Continue Reading Promise of Decision in Chesapeake Bay Poultry Case Before Year’s End

Testimony in the two-week trial in Baltimore over how poultry practices affect the water quality on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has ended, but the spinning continues, with closing arguments now set for Nov. 30. Sometime after that, U.S. District Court Judge William Nickerson will render his decision in the closely watched
Continue Reading Court Decision in Dispute Over Poultry Practices Delayed to Nov. 30