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Chickens coming soon to Tampa backyards? Maybe. listen

03/15/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council is considering an ordinance that would loosen regulations on keeping chickens in backyards. At a regular meeting this morning, residents spoke on both sides of the argument.

Amanda Matthews supports relaxing regulations on backyard chicken ownership.

“They’re a great source of more nutritious and humanely produced eggs. And they’re a great opportunity to teach our children where their food comes from, responsibility and stewardship.”

The measure before T...


Organic Animal Farming listen

02/07/11 Sadia Ahmed
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Organic animal farming is becoming more popular. Consumer awareness of some negative health effects of inorganic chickens and eggs is increasing. WMNF’s Sadia Ahmed reports on the differences between organic animal farming and factory farming.

Live Oak resident Denis Stoltzfoos, provides organic meat, milk, and eggs to 200 families in Florida. The owner of Full Circle farm has been in the organic poultry farming business for last 8 years. Organic farming differs greatly from factory far...


Cluck and Backyard Chickens

01/10/11 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On today’s program our special guest was Jono Miller a teacher at New College and resident of Sarasota. Jono’s heading up an effort to get an ordinance adopted by the city of Sarasota to allow backyard chickens on January 18. His initiative is called CLUCK (Citizen’s Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping) and you can check out the blog at

Plus founder and executive director of Tampa Premier Community Supported Agricultur...

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