Strickland pact puts egg-farm deal in...

Strickland pact puts egg-farm deal in doubt

There are 95 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jul 7, 2010, titled Strickland pact puts egg-farm deal in doubt. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

The fate of a proposed $80million Union County egg farm could depend on the interpretation of an animal-care agreement worked out last week with the help of Gov.

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Since: Dec 09

Columbus

#1 Jul 7, 2010
Delays, delays, delays. They should have contributed more the the campaign funds then the farm would be up and running by now.
the truth

Greenbrier, AR

#2 Jul 7, 2010
Ted and the DNC killing more jobs and raising the cost of living. Tax-em-ted.
watcher

Coshocton, OH

#3 Jul 7, 2010
Ted get out of the way and let the jobs come into the state.
Scrambled or Boiled

United States

#4 Jul 7, 2010
Egg farm & Strickland?

All his chickens have 2 left wings.

Cock-a-doodle-do!

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 7, 2010
nothing good can come out of stuffing millions of chickens in tiny areas. For all those on this thread that are saying Ted is killing jobs, maybe you ought to work in a factory farm for a day and let us know how you like it.
Mother Earth

Novelty, OH

#6 Jul 7, 2010
People need to do their research. Yes, a huge new factory farm will create jobs but to what expense. A factory farm in general will eventually pollute the local water table and the air. The airborne pathogens and pollutants that make it to the water table will start to effect the health of the local community. Since factory farms typically drives down property value, when the people start getting sick they have little recourse but to sue the farm, sense their property values are so low, they can't sell and move. Paying for lawsuits is of little consequence to the huge farm's profit margin. It's cheaper to pay people off then to make the right choices in the first place and to make the right changes later. So, yes, it would create jobs, but they typically have an extremely quick turnover because people can't tolerate the working conditions for very long. So, where's the benefit? Kill the community for jobs that last a few weeks, maybe months, does that make sense to anyone?
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 7, 2010
no to this factory farm
Mother Earth

Novelty, OH

#8 Jul 7, 2010
And not that any of you care, but the small changes to the living conditions slated in this actions is really of little consequence to these animals that live in misery for their entire life so that their nearly tasteless meat (due to all the injections, etc.) can end up on your plate. Ever wondered why the meat doesn't taste as good as you remember from childhood? There's a reason for that too. Check it out, talk to someone that lives near a factory farm or has ever worked at one. The animals are tortured at the very least, by being forced to an extremely unnatural existence. It's not the way farming husbandry was meant to be or should be. Supply and demand has forced this upon our communities. Make the animals and community sick by building factory farms then make the rest of the nation sick by us not being aware of what we are eating.
Farm girl

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 7, 2010
The agreement that Strickland worked out with the HSUS is on the rediculous side. Obviously they don't realize the pregnant sows are put in crates to protect the piglets. And the veal industry will go to hell. While we are at it, lets say that rabbits shouldn't be put into cages, they are too confining. Actually no animal should go into a cage. And the hens used at the egg farms do not end up on your dinner plate. And yes the egg farms are very unpleasant, I know this from experience. But let's use some common sense....
Darren

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 7, 2010
A mere 75 jobs is not worth the potential and real disasters that a factory chicken farm would bring to the community.

Seriously, why would anyone think that 75 LOW-Paying farm jobs is worth getting lathered up about?

And if Strickland does rethink it in order to try to salvage 75 crappy, factory farm jobs, well then you know just how FAR the State has fallen under his regime.

Oh, and just so you know people of Columbus, Bokes Creek runs directly into the Scioto River. It enters the river about 15 miles north of O'Shaughnessy Reservoir, which is about 10 miles north of Griggs, which is about 5 miles north of the inlets that serve the Dublin Road Water Treatment Plant.

So, once the contaminated water leaves the farm, it will take on average about 7 days to get to the plant.

So, nearly a third of the City will have to deal with the issue in the end. And no, not all of the contaminents will leave the water by the time it gets to the plant. And just think what will happen to O'Shaughnessy and Griggs.

Hate to admit it, but this might be the first thing the Dolt Strickland has done I might agree with. And I feel dirty having to agree with Kilroy.
Not the tool you are

Lucasville, OH

#11 Jul 7, 2010
DrC Ohio wrote:
nothing good can come out of stuffing millions of chickens in tiny areas. For all those on this thread that are saying Ted is killing jobs, maybe you ought to work in a factory farm for a day and let us know how you like it.
Once again you play the fool to give blind support to any liberal cause. I have worked in and lived near a chicken farm. It was well run and did not harm the environment. You are just drinking the liberal kool aid.
SportysMom

Marysville, OH

#13 Jul 7, 2010
Yes, and because of this I'll be voting against Strickland come November. The people in this state voted overwhelmingly for Proposition 2 last year to prevent this kind of deal making with the animal rights contingent, or at least that's what I thought it was about.

Bet the farmers feel as betrayed as the dog people, who are also seriously damaged by this deal.

Meanwhile, in NC the farmers and the dog people helped each other and won. Wish that were happening here!

And PLEASE, don't think this is about animal welfare. The requirements in the so called puppy mill law are so extreme that no one will be able to keep dogs, and are frequently detrimental to puppies and dogs themselves. And if the requirements are reasonable, why are shelters and rescues exempted? The law means that dogs can be taken from one situation and moved into a worse one.
SportysMom

Marysville, OH

#14 Jul 7, 2010
Not the tool you are wrote:
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Once again you play the fool to give blind support to any liberal cause. I have worked in and lived near a chicken farm. It was well run and did not harm the environment. You are just drinking the liberal kool aid.
THANK YOU! You hit the nail on the head! The people who believe HSUS propaganda have no facts, just sentimental opinions. You ought to see a free range chicken operation. Imposssible to keep clean, unsanitary, and if you think being pecked to death by your fellow chickens is better than having your own safe place.... Most of the Animal Rights supporters I know don't have animals. Wayne Pacelle has certainly admitted publicly that he has no particular feeling for them.
skeptical

Dublin, OH

#15 Jul 7, 2010
Union Country needs several million more chickens, a river of guano, fish kills, and 75 illegal migrant workers driving its back roads about as much as it needs another game of Stick the Pitchfork in the Dairy Cow..

If you need a reference, check out the fly infestations and dead streams that plagued Croton and Killdeer Plains until those chicken ranches finally were closed in spite of the collusion of the Department of Agriculture who refused to help the victims of the runoffs for years to protect the corporate owners.

If that's not enough, ride your bicycle on the Ohio to Erie cycling trail just southeast of South Charleston to preview what factory farm stench can do to suppress the quality of life.

This idea despite intense lobbying from AgriBusiness and the Farm Bureau who have bought the Ohio Department of Agriculture lock, stock, and barrel has everything to do with corporate profiteering and nothing to do with humane treatment of animals or respect for the community and its environmental quality.

This perverse kind of farming has no place in the Darby watershed.

Since: Oct 09

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 7, 2010
Not the tool you are wrote:
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Once again you play the fool to give blind support to any liberal cause. I have worked in and lived near a chicken farm. It was well run and did not harm the environment. You are just drinking the liberal kool aid.
Yeah, like the factory farms up SR 62 in which you can smell the shi t miles away and why most neighbors are still trying to sell their homes. Factory farms pollute the water, foul the air, and provide crap jobs for the locals. If you can't see that, keep drinking the manure they give you...
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 7, 2010
SportysMom wrote:
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THANK YOU! You hit the nail on the head! The people who believe HSUS propaganda have no facts, just sentimental opinions. You ought to see a free range chicken operation. Imposssible to keep clean, unsanitary, and if you think being pecked to death by your fellow chickens is better than having your own safe place.... Most of the Animal Rights supporters I know don't have animals. Wayne Pacelle has certainly admitted publicly that he has no particular feeling for them.
interesting, I've seen Joel Salatin's operation and it seems to work just fine, sanitary and sustainable.
Big D

Frisco, TX

#18 Jul 7, 2010
And this is why we have the unemployement we have. I find it funny that a headline to the right of this article is Strickland says Kasich didn't help common folks. Tell that to the 75 common folk that won't be getting a job....or the rest of the state that will not benefit from the tax revenue.
Buxdelux

Butler, OH

#19 Jul 7, 2010
Chicken farms or starve. 1995 Ross Perot asked the entire nation. Do you want to be a hi-tech state or a chicken farmer. With all the knee slapping laughter, wiping tears from the humor of his flow charts. Welcome to Ross's future. Would be chicken farmers are now that chicken farmers.
Just think this will not only create crap jobs but now the school systems will of/or "SHOULD" hire an FFA teacher. For you city types FFA stands for Future Farmers of America.
USSA

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 7, 2010
DrC Ohio wrote:
nothing good can come out of stuffing millions of chickens in tiny areas. For all those on this thread that are saying Ted is killing jobs, maybe you ought to work in a factory farm for a day and let us know how you like it.
Nothing good? Have you ever eaten at KFC?
DollarBill

Dublin, OH

#21 Jul 7, 2010
The problem people is over population of the human kind that drives the necessity of these mega farms etc. I'm 45, don't have children because there are already too many people on this earth for our own good. All of those against these big farms either need to start paying 8 bucks a dozen for their eggs or stop breeding. Maybe they could all just kill themselves to help lower the carbon foot print.

People forget that livestock farming is stinky business. Ever been to a small "natural" farm on the day they are spreading manure on the fields? Most of these large operations have processing systems that take the manure and dry it out like a pile of sawdust that has very little smell (I know, as a college student 25 years ago I worked on a large hog operation...

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