Category Archives: Chickens

Purcell Log Cabin

I have moved. I apologize for the sporadic columns this summer, but I believe I’ll get back into the swing of things soon. There is certainly a lot to write about. First of all, I haven’t moved very far, just a … Continue reading

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The Future of Long Hungry Creek Farm

If you are on Facebook, or if you received an email containing a message from Jeff, you may have seen the picture of Jeff’s house and the smaller tract of land that makes up Long Hungry Creek Farm, next to … Continue reading

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The Gardens in December

by Jeff Poppen Beautiful and extremely productive gardens have graced that land around my cabin for the past 16 years. They have been well documented on the Volunteer Gardener program, so many people who hadn’t been able to visit still … Continue reading

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New Weekly Articles!

Latest weekly writings from Jeff. What Would I Be Leaving Behind? Beautiful Spring Things

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What Would I Be Leaving Behind?

I am sad and don’t feel much like writing lately. It’s a real tragedy when an Arkansas bank lends a man over a million dollars to build chicken houses and then immediately my garden fills up with the mud from … Continue reading

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Haslam: Speed up chicken farm permits

Dec. 6, 2011 http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111206/NEWS21/312060047/Haslam-Speed-up-chicken-farm-permits?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s   FRANKLIN — Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that his administration is trying to speed up the time it takes for poultry farms to get environmental permits. The Republican governor said after a speech to the … Continue reading

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How poultry producers are ravaging the rural South

http://www.grist.org/article/parker1 21 Feb 2006 6:51 PM A person driving through the South might notice the chicken houses dotting the hills and flatlands. He might marvel at the larger ones, as long as a football field. He might react to their … Continue reading

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This is a letter from someone who has had the misfortune of living near industrial chicken houses…

Good day, let me add to the Barefoot Farmer’s fight. I have a home in Clay county located in a Lake View Estates subdivision of 20 plus homes & more being built. Back in ’07 Cagle & Keystone built a … Continue reading

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Channel 5 Airs Story about Jeff

by Mark Bellinger RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn.- The man known as the “Barefoot Farmer” is fighting to keep chicken houses away from his organic farm. Jeff Poppen may have already lost the first battle. Construction has already started just a … Continue reading

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Downwind, Downstream, and Downhill

http://biodynamicsbda.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/downwind-downstream-and-downhill/ November 2, 2011 by biodynamicsbda By Karen Davis-Brown ©Long Hungry Creek Farm Imagine that you live in a paradise. Long Hungry Creek Farm is located outside the town of Red Boiling Springs, in Macon County, in the hills of … Continue reading

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What Cobb wrote in response to one letter writer…

Here is what Cobb wrote back to a letter writer, who was kind enough to share Cobb’s response to their letter with us: “Thank you for recent letter. We respect your right to express your views about plans by a … Continue reading

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The EPA’s take: How Do CAFOs Impact the Environment?

[The EPA admits freely the potential dangers of CAFOs in this short, concise statement.  –Alan] How Do CAFOs Impact the Environment? Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are facilities where large numbers of poultry, swine, cattle or other animal types are … Continue reading

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Impacts of CAFOs on Rural Communities

Impacts of CAFOs on Rural Communities[i] John Ikerd[ii] http://web.missouri.edu/~ikerdj/papers/Indiana%20–%20CAFOs%20%20Communities.htm The only thing that promoters and opponents of large-scale confinement animal feeding operations (CAFOs) agreed on is that CAFOs invariably create conflicts in rural communities.  The CAFO promoters accuse the opponents … Continue reading

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Big Chicken: Pollution and Industrial Poultry Production in America

Report Jul 26, 2011 Reforming Industrial Animal Agriculture Contact: Dave Bard, 202.778.4551 & Jamie Shor, 202.339.9598 Related Resources Press Release Videos: Broilers and the Chesapeake Polluting Poultry in the Chesapeake Photo Gallery Broiler chickens (raised for their meat) are produced … Continue reading

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Another Fantastic Chicken Dinner

While is wasn’t as well attended as the first dinner, the food was second to none! So many good, homemade foods, just trying a little of everything required an elastic waistband. The hardest part was having to play a set … Continue reading

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Free Range Chicken Dinner a success!

The Kirbytown community, made up of the neighbors surrounding the location for the industrial chicken operation we’ve been contesting, threw a fund raiser on April 8th to help study the impact of living near these complexes that house 40,000 chickens … Continue reading

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TN organic farmer believes land at risk Corporate chicken farm may alter area

Tennessean Newspaper Mar. 20, 2011 Written by Anne Paine RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. — Jeff Poppen’s chickens followed him as he carried a bucket of grain across one of his organic fields at Long Hungry Creek Farm last week. Above … Continue reading

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Inside A Cobb Pullet House

I spoke of this video in a previous post. This is the best view most of us will ever get inside one of these operations. While I am confident this was filmed in a brand new, spotless clean chicken house, … Continue reading

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Town Meeting at the Justice Center

This time we met at the Justice Center in Lafayette. We would like to thank them for allowing us to use their facilities for this meeting. Our keynote speaker, A.T. Terry, had to cancel due to a family emergency. A.T. … Continue reading

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The Community Meeting- 2/24/11

We met at 6pm at Lafayette Jr High School.  Heavy rains and wind were called for, and weather broadcasters around middle TN were recommending that people don’t leave their homes.  Several local championship sporting events were canceled for fear of … Continue reading

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