What's new ? - 2018

What's new ? - 2018

Oklahoma: places a temporary ban on new poultry operations

12 October, 2018

A temporary moratorium on new large-scale poultry farms, comes soon after the formation of a Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth led by representative Sara Hill from the Cherokee nation and Oklahoma’s Secretary of Agriculture. With an explosion of new chicken houses, residents grew more concerned about water quality and supply, property values, road maintenance and air quality. The halt would be temporary as stakeholders worked toward compromise on key issues. The five-year annual average for cash receipts in Oklahoma - money paid to farmers from sales, government programs and insurance - are $835 million for poultry.
Though the temporary ban, which has not yet been given a set end-point, seems like an obvious win for environmentalists, it follows a slowdown in applications for new poultry farms.