Julius Johnson http://wmot.org en Haslam Wants Quicker Chicken Farm Permitting http://wmot.org/post/haslam-wants-quicker-chicken-farm-permitting <p>&nbsp;</p><p>FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he&rsquo;s working to speed up the environmental permitting system for poultry farms.</p><p>The governor noted in a speech to the Farm Bureau in Franklin yesterday that his goal is for the state to strike a balance between environmental stewardship and promoting jobs and production in the agricultural sector.</p><p>Poultry is Tennessee&#39;s third largest agricultural product, after cattle and soybeans.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:50:42 +0000 AP/WMOT 4744 at http://wmot.org