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Farming practice under review after neighbors’ complaints

August 9, 2013

ANTES FORT — Is it legal? That’s essentially what more than 50 people wanted to know about the practice of spreading animal waste from Nicholas Meat Packing onto a Jersey Shore area farm, which has......

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Aug-11-13 11:57 AM

So money makes it alright to illegally poach deer??? Should trucking companies be allowed to shoot deer because they run into their trucks and cause damage??? How about homeowners that have $20k in landscaping??? Farmers have somehow developed a sense of entitlement and exclusion from the law all while accepting government subsidies and aid. This story is just another example how much the local farmer cares about their community. I am sure not all farmers do this but working and living by many farms, I have seen the hipocrasy first hand. Farmers that take matters into their own hands and go on killing sprees yet won't let responsible hunters hunt their ground durring deer season all to keep the big bucks to themself, yet selectively cry crop damage when its convenient.

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Aug-09-13 6:58 PM

Wool rich your comment couldn't be farther off the wall. We do indeed donate all the deer meat to shelters we kill for crop damage and trust me if you had near the money in cornfields and see the damage resulting from deer and bear you'd better understand

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Aug-09-13 5:45 PM

They are not talking about spreading manure in this article at all. Can any of you process what you read?

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Aug-09-13 5:42 PM

Garder54, all the homes were here before they started spreading this stuff. And I can not emphasize strongly enough that THIS IS NOT A MANURE SMELL. Anyone who wants to get a whiff of this stuff only need to follow one of the trucks from Nichols. If anyone ever stood over a deer gut pile the you have a pretty good idea what it smells like. That 98% water thing is a joke.

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Aug-09-13 5:04 PM

Farmers shooting deer for crop damage is the most abused excuse to poach deer. The law states that farmers can not just shoot deer for crop damage without a specific permit. It also only applies to antlerless deer. Most farmers don't get these permits or could even show any justifiable crop damage. They have a scub hay field and shoot deer because they feed on the edges. Farmers have been abusing this for years and laugh about it. I see it all the time at night and on Sunday and many brag about it. The Pa Game never investigates or enforces farmers shooting deer for crop damage.

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Aug-09-13 4:58 PM

After watching shark week, this product of blood water and manure would probably make a pretty good shark chum. Sell it in handy 5 gallon buckets and it would probably make a good profit.

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Aug-09-13 4:49 PM

I think most of us that live around farm fields understand the smell of natural manure and don't mind it. The problem is the super concentrated manure is in its own league of pungency and strength. If the farmers would have compromised and go back to the traditional solid manure, this wouldn't be news. Now both farmers have alienated themself to the community and their selfish arrogant behaviors has ruined their families past reputation. I doubt it was worth it in the long run.

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Aug-09-13 12:53 PM

Who was their first? The farm or the homeowners? If the homeowners were their first, then I'd completely understand. If it was the farm, then they took that risk buying a home in that area. I am sure they all understood that manure would be spread, but they should have done their research and realized other things can legally be applied to the fields. A house is the largest investment most of us make, and the only thing you can't change is the location. So you really need to do your research. It *****, I feel bad for them, but that's the way it is.

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Aug-09-13 12:20 PM

I agree for the most part Woolrich but farmers are allowed to kill deer that are destroying their crops as is anyone employed by the farm.

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Aug-09-13 9:53 AM

I would think Camerer and Bowes are not that popular around town but I bet they don't care either.......Since both families "inherited" their farms from the previouse generation, you would think they would "try" to accommodate the poop spreading to get along with the community. In my experience, many local farmers feel a sense of entitlement and do what ever they want like poach deer, etc...

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