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Montgomery County Conservation District Reminds Poultry Operators to Register

The Natural Resources Division and the Montgomery County Conservation District wants to remind all owners of Poultry Feeding Operations (PFOs) that the annual registration for PFO’s begins January 1, 2023, in accordance with the Arkansas Poultry Feeding Operations Registration Act (Act 1060 of 2003). Registration dates will run through March 31, 2023 and affect any PFO with 2,500 or more confined fowl.
Natural Resources Division 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 will register their operation through the Montgomery County Conservation District. There will be an annual ten-dollar registration fee per operation payable to that district. (We can accept cash or check only, no cards.)
Under Arkansas law, persons in the state of Arkansas who own or operate Poultry Feeding Operations where 2,500 or more Poultry are housed or confined on any given day will be required to register annually with the Commission and pay a $10.00 fee for each operation.
Failure to do so will result in the following penalties:
First Offense: Written notice of Non-Compliance with the Arkansas Poultry Registration Act.
Second Offense: You may be fined up to fifty dollars ($50.00).
Third Offense: You may be fined up to five hundred dollars ($500.00).
For more information about PFO registration contact your local Conservation District or call the Natural Resources Division; Monica Hancock, (501) 682-1611.

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