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Annual Poultry Feeding Operations Registration Starts January 1

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and the Mine Creek Conservation District wants to remind all owners of Poultry Feeding Operations (PFOs) that the annual registration for PFO’s begins January 1, 2018 in accordance with the Arkansas Poultry Feeding Operations Registration Act (Act 1060 of 2003). Registration dates will run through March 31, 2018 and affect any PFO with 2,500 or more confined fowl.

The ANRC administers the registration program for the purpose of collecting information on the number and type of poultry, and practices of poultry feeding operations in the state. The program is designed to preserve Arkansas’ economy and water quality through registration, training and research. The goal of this program is to reduce the overabundance of phosphorus and nitrogen that threaten our water resources, while minimizing the impact on fertilizer users.

Each poultry producer in Howard County will register their operation through the Mine Creek
Conservation district. There will be an annual ten dollar registration fee per operation payable to that district.

For more information about PFO registration contact the Mine Creek Conservation District at 101 S. Washington St. in Nashville 870-845- 4121 Ext 3.