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Number of poultry farms decreasing in northeast Oklahoma


January 3, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of poultry operators in northeast Oklahoma is dropping but the farms are raising more birds per facility, according to data from the state.

The Tulsa World requested 20 years of data on poultry operations from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry. The newspaper reported Wednesday that the number of chicken farms has dropped from an apparent high point in 2001 through 2004.

The chicken farms are primarily concentrated in eastern Oklahoma, in Delaware, Adair, LeFlore and McCurtain counties.

"The overall trend is clear and it's a trend we're...

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