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Animal Welfare is Essential to the Sustainability of the Poultry Industry Program

Introduction:Animal welfare is oftentimes housed under the same umbrella as sustainability because improvements in both are viewed as progress towards the future. In other words, any improvement in animal welfare also improves the sustainability of production or potentially has less impact on the...
An uptick in poultry farming due to the pandemic and resulting food shortages has highlighted a need for animal welfare education, helping new and existing farmers make conscientious decisions about...

Commercial Poultry Growers Field Day

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Haskins Farm
Commercial Poultry Growers Field Day, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The Universities of Maryland and Delaware Extension, in conjunction with Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., will be hosting an on-the-farm field day for commercial poultry growers. The field day will offer practical workshops, beneficial...
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Frequently Asked Questions: What Is the Difference Between an Animal Welfare Statute and a Right-to-Farm Statute?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice Introduction You often present us with questions looking to strengthen Maryland’s Right-to-Farm law or one of the county right-to-farm ordinances. Sometimes the questions relate to strengthening these laws in relationship to...
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