organic farmers http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Maryland Agriculture Secretary Pitches New Phosphorus Rules to Farmers in Salisbury http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/maryland-agriculture-secretary-pitches-new-phosphorus-rules-farmers-salisbury <p>The public meeting last night on the new state regulations on handling chicken manure got a packed house at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.</p><p>The new rules that are designed to prevent phosphorus from contaminating the Chesapeake Bay found Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance explaining the new rules in a 30 day public comment period.</p><p>He admitted that he was still unsure as to how they would affect farmers but said there was enough time for stakeholders to find out.</p><p>They go into effect October 18<sup>th</sup>.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:41:37 +0000 Don Rush 42611 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Maryland Agriculture Secretary Pitches New Phosphorus Rules to Farmers in Salisbury