Poultry Talks Conclude, Fate Of Farmers Unknown

OKLAHOMA - A third day of negotiations between Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson and several poultry companies on poultry litter and water quality concluded Thursday but the two sides did not issue a joint statement.

"This round of talks is over, and that's about all I can say given the confidentiality agreement both parties have signed," said Charlie Price, a spokesman for Edmondson's office.

Price said he could not comment on whether there had been an agreement or if there would be a new round of talks in the future.

Edmondson has said previously that he will sue the poultry companies if an agreement is not reached and filed a 90 day notice of intent in March in preparation of a lawsuit. However, a new round of negotiations could delay litigation.

Edmondson claims poultry litter from farms in Oklahoma and Arkansas are polluting Oklahoma streams and rivers.

Source: nwaonline.net
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