Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

AFBF urges presidential declaration for Mississippi River

December 5, 2012
AFBF urges presidential declaration for Mississippi River

WASHINGTON — The American Farm Bureau Federation has urged President Barack Obama to issue a presidential declaration of emergency for the Mississippi River. In a letter to the president and top administration officials, AFBF, and nearly 20 other national organizations, said there could be an economic catastrophe in America’s heartland as soon as mid-December if...

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Maryland poultry pollution trial winds up

December 5, 2012
Maryland poultry pollution trial winds up

The Associated Press BALTIMORE —  Attorneys have finished their closing arguments in a closely watched trial pitting environmentalists against an Eastern Shore farmer and poultry giant Perdue. Nearly 100 spectators watched the closing arguments Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court. The Waterkeeper Alliance claims that Berlin-based Hudson Farm is violating the federal Clean Water...

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