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Oklahoma agriculture board punts poultry rules to lawmakers


December 12, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture wants state lawmakers to develop rules for poultry operations.

The board Tuesday declined to approve or reject rules requiring large poultry operations to be at least one-quarter mile from occupied homes and one-half mile from public schools or city limits, in addition to distance requirements from public highways, property lines, certain streams and private and public water wells.

Environmentalists and residents of northeastern Oklahoma, home to numerous poultry operations, say the rules are not strong enough to protect water or prev...

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