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Farmer sued for growing too many veggies

Post  Megan on 9/13/2010, 6:42 pm

My mom sent me this link today. It is about a farmer being sued by his county for growing too many vegetables. I suspect the true problem is the employees, but I thought it was interesting.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/24979774/detail.html


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Re: Farmer sued for growing too many veggies

Post  miinva on 9/13/2010, 7:02 pm

Gotta love America's fascination with litigation *sigh*

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Post  camprn on 9/13/2010, 7:24 pm

I would so be on the phone to the Governor and Senator's office, every day. This is pathetic. Evil or Very Mad
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Farmer sued.....

Post  trustinhart on 9/13/2010, 8:32 pm

DeKalb County....GREENEST COUNTY IN GEORGIA.......



SHAME ON YOU!!!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Farmer sued for growing too many veggies

Post  middlemamma on 9/13/2010, 9:18 pm

really sad....real shame what we as humans will stoop to.
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Re: Farmer sued for growing too many veggies

Post  LaFee on 9/14/2010, 1:19 am

Sadly, it's pretty typical for DeKalb County...only East Cobb could outdo that.

(I agree with Megan's assessment..somehow when you have employees, it seems to cross the line between hardcore garden hobby and farm.)

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 9/16/2010, 6:10 pm

I've been part of a discussion on this over at Homesteading Today. All is not quite as this article states. The problem was he lives in an area zoned for residential and was running a business including hiring employees. The problems have been ongoing since 2008, and the landowner apparently drug his feet into doing the paperwork to get the zoning changed. The zoning is now changed but he has to pay a fine for continuing to garden commercially inspite of being warned several times before he got the zoning changed.

Glad I live in a town with no zoning (except sometimes the neighbours goats get a bit smelly).

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Post  Megan on 9/16/2010, 6:22 pm

Interesting news, Belfry, thanks for the update!
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Re: Farmer sued for growing too many veggies

Post  Old Hippie on 9/16/2010, 10:09 pm

Amazing how neglecting to include certain vital information changes the whole picture. Gotta love that selective journalism.

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