Negotiations Between Poultry Companies, Oklahoma AG Begin

OKLAHOMA - Representatives for Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Poultry Partners Inc. said they have been denied a seat at the negotiating table by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson on an issue that could threaten farmers livelihoods in both Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Edmondson and several poultry companies are set to meet today to try to avoid a potential lawsuit by Edmondson regarding pollution to Oklahoma waterways from Arkansas poultry operations.

Thomas Brett, a retired federal district judge from northern Oklahoma, will act as independent mediator for the two sides. The meetings are scheduled for today through Thursday.

"All of the decisions will ultimately affect us and we should be at the table because its our livelihoods, our farms and our homes," said Bev Saunders, spokeswoman for Poultry Partners Inc.

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