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Data: Farms add more chicken houses in northwest Arkansas


October 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Poultry producers in northwest Arkansas are adding more chicken houses to their farms this year, according to new state data.

Benton and Washington counties saw an increase in poultry houses in 2018 compared to last year, according to a report released last week at the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission meeting.

"It used to be standard to have two, or four houses; but now it's common to have six or eight houses per location," said Travis Justice, chief economist at the Arkansas Farm Bureau. "It's tended to go higher over the years."

Benton County'...

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