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Maryland’s Chicken Pollution Highlights Global Issue

To the list of jobs you didn’t know existed, add this one: manure broker. That’s one of the hats Ray Ellis wears. A poultry and grain farmer in Millsboro, Delaware, Ellis discovered years ago that there’s money to be made from what chickens leave behind. According to him, the old folks here say the local soil didn’t used to grow much. “But man," he said, "when they put the poultry manure on there, they just said it would wake the land up. That’s what the old guys always...

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