chicken manure http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Hopes for New Way to Process Chicken Manure http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/hopes-new-way-process-chicken-manure <p>There could be some good news for handling chicken manure.</p><p>A Berlin-based company says it has a process that can remove phosphates from chicken waste.</p><p>And company officials hope to get a prototype facility operating by the end of the summer at a local farm.</p><p>The effort got the endorsement of Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, who told reporters at a ground breaking ceremony last week, if this works it could revolutionize the poultry industry.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:41:12 +0000 Don Rush 49815 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Hopes for New Way to Process Chicken Manure 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 ECI Biogas Facility Asks Local Farmers for Chicken Manure http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/eci-biogas-facility-asks-local-farmers-chicken-manure <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Virginia based EcoCorp Incorporated is now contracting with Delmarva farmers&nbsp;for 8-thousand tons of chicken manure annually&nbsp;that will be used at the proposed&nbsp;ECI Biogas facility.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The plant will convert chicken waste&nbsp;into electricity and custom blended fertilizer for market.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:38:35 +0000 Don Rush 7801 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net