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Unwanted Chicken Farm Prompts Land Regulation, Environmental Concerns


JTC Farm Chicken Houses has started construction of a facility that will house up to 270,000 chickens. Legally, no wastewater permit is required for the operation. But local residents who live close to where the chicken farm is being built as well as the Ichetucknee Alliance have raised concerns about the possible increase on nitrate levels in the Floridan aquifer due to runoff from the chicken farm.

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Record Rains Dampen Farmers’ Outlook On Hay, Vegetable Profits

Hay farmer Carl Allison looks at the quality of the cow hay from one of his rolls. Allison has resorted to selling cow hay because the rain has cause his horse hay to become brown and too mature.

Record rainfall in North Central Florida has created special woes for hay and vegetable farmers. Lake City hay farmer Carl Allison said he will now have to struggle to find cattle customers, rather than horse customers, because the quality of hay he has been able to grow is more suited to cows, while Cody Galligan, who grows vegetables at his family farm in Gainesville, said the rain has caused losses for him.

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