Oklahoma puts brakes on poultry expansion, for now

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Oklahoma’s government on Monday implemented a moratorium on applications to build new poultry feeding operations in that state, according to a news release.

The State Board of Agriculture’s decision comes about a month after Gov. Mary Fallin and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker announced that the state and tribe were forming a council to evaluate the expansion of poultry growth and its impact on rural communities in northeast Oklahoma.

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