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Urban farms start to meet with resistance

publication date: Jan 1, 2010
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badseed“I bought that house because I wanted to be somewhere tranquil, peaceful.  I didn’t want to live next door to goats!”

Kansas City market farmers Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio of BadSeed Farm recently asked for an exemption to the city codes controlling livestock in residential neighborhoods. Kansas City limits homeowners to two goats, which must be kept 200 feet from any buildings on nearby lots. Dan and Brooke had three goats that rotated through four pens along the fence lines, none of which complied with the 200-foot setback.  Their farm is in the back and part of the front yard of her grandfather’s house (where they also live), in an upscale neighborhood with large lots.

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