By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer
Poultry plant opponents have raised a number of concerns about the project. How does Costco and its partners say they’re addressing those?
Concern:Chicken “litter” — a mix of manure, feathers, and bedding — is composted and used as farm fertilizer. If it’s applied too heavily or at the wrong time, nitrates and phosphorus can run off into groundwater.Response:
By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer Nov 20, 2016
What’s going on with Costco’s chicken plant?
So far: Costco said this spring it would build a network of producers in eastern Nebraska to raise and slaughter chickens to sell in its stores. The company touted Nebraska’s central-U.S. location and large supply...