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Chicken houses latest target for copper thieves

...Copper thieves are targeting abandoned and unused chicken houses across northeast Georgia and the crimes are costing poultry farmers thousands, according to a businessman who has spent a dozen years selling chicken farms. "We had a six-house...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-01-29/chicken-houses-latest-target
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Homemade power plant is on its way

...shavings or sawdust, feathers and seed hulls raked out of chicken houses - is a perennial problem for northeast Georgia poultry farmers. The litter usually is processed and sprayed on fields and pastures, but can cause phosphate and nitrates to build...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/01/met_145768.shtml
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Runoff debate builds in Aiken

...yearly fee to DHEC to do this, and so they essentially would be paying double," she added. Glenn Poole, a Salley poultry farmer who was levied a $788 stormwater fee, said farmers pay DHEC $75 per farm for inspection permits. Mrs. Rawls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/10/met_107841.shtml
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Farms take steps to protect poultry from virus

...a soupy but powerful iodine cleanser. Like other poultry farmers across the country, the Milfords are taking extreme...ramping up their efforts to keep consumers at ease. Poultry farmers are quick to point out that none of the 205 cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/14/bus_81275.shtml
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Poultry farmers face controversy

Aiken County poultry farmer Paige Kirkland has been raising chickens for three years and says he's never had trouble getting permits for the four chicken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/26/met_457065.shtml
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GOP hopefuls target lieutenant governor

...basketball team wins a state tournament. "It's classic David and Goliath." Mr. Beatty, 50, a former cattle and poultry farmer, football coach and teacher from Jefferson, represents a small-town swath of northeast Georgia in the Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/05/met_350998.shtml
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DNR board split over poultry waste

...with. Current state law extends liability only to poultry farmers, who raise the birds but don't own them. The full...are concentrated. But environmental advocates say poultry farmers often don't have the financial resources to clean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/26/met_302259.shtml
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Panel recommends regulating poultry farms by size

ATLANTA - State environmental regulators should tailor the requirements of poultry farmers to suit the size of their operations, a Georgia Board of Natural Resources committee recommended Thursday. The board's Environmental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/19/met_289321.shtml
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Farmers, employees berate poultry industry

ATLANTA -- Georgia poultry farmers, chicken-plant workers and environmental advocates attacked...pending state environmental regulations for poultry farming. Poultry farmers are worried that they could be saddled with the entire cost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/11/met_286859.shtml
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Chicken industry targeted

...are "reasonable regulations" to prevent Georgia poultry farmers from over-applying manure on nearby fields. But...the Board of Natural Resources appears ready to give poultry farmers the benefit of the doubt. Thomas Wheeler said he's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/18/met_265889.shtml
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