Tag: poultry

Dear Editor: The coronavirus pandemic focuses our attention on the link between cleanliness and avoidance of disease. As much as possible, people are sanitizing their hands, social distancing, and covering their faces to prevent the virus from spreading. Yet most people consume products from chickens and other animals who have...
This fall, on Accomack and Northampton farm fields, farmers will spread chicken litter on the soil to supply nutrients, micronutrients, and organic matter – the very things crops need to grow. It makes sense to many of us why pungent, plant-powering litter is applied to fields in the spring,...
By Linda Cicoira -- Water withdrawal permits being contemplated by the State Water Control Board for 49 poultry farms in Accomack County were discussed at three public hearings this week and important issues were raised by both sides of the controversy. Residents who fear their wells might run dry due...
By Linda Cicoira -- An environmentalist who was speaking during the public participation portion of the Eastern Shore Groundwater Committee meeting Tuesday asked Tyson Foods to be satisfied with the number of poultry houses it now has in Accomack County. “We need you on the Shore,” Ken Dufty said of...
By Linda Cicoira - A mechanical shop positioned at the end of a row of poultry houses on Christine Street north of Parksley was fully involved with fire when firefighters arrived at the scene last Saturday afternoon, according to Chief Willie Kirkpatrick of Parksley Volunteer Fire Company Inc. An estimated...
By Linda Cicoira-  Kerry Allison, executive director of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission, who was criticized last month by the Accomack Board of Supervisors for her suggestion to “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” is retiring effective Jan. 1. The decision was announced in a letter she emailed Tuesday to...
By Linda Cicoira Accomack supervisors are unhappy the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission did not act to reprimand its director. The words “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” posted at a recent economic summit attended by the governor and other top state officials, and attributed to Kerry Allison, executive director of the tourism commission,...