On the Poultry Farm: Modern Operations Better

US - Bowman farmer Tommy Turner lives within 650 feet of four large chicken houses, but he doesn't mind the smell. It's the smell of money.

Some of his neighbors in the farming community also say they have no problem with smell. Others in the county think the houses can be a nuisance, harming the quality of life.

"I call it the smell of the country, but it's not unbearable" Turner said, standing outside his houses. "I've never had a complaint from my neighbors that I know of," he said.

Turner's like other farmers in the county who oppose new setbacks being considered by Orangeburg County Council. He thinks the state regulations requiring poultry houses to be at least 1,000 feet from neighboring property are strong enough.

Source: The Times and Democrat
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