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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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3 Kansas sites considered for Tyson poultry complex

Kansas Department of Agriculture had inquiries from as many as 40 interested communities
Three Kansas communities have been identified as possible sites for a new Tyson Foods broiler complex that was originally planned for the Leavenworth County community of Tonganoxie, in the northeastern part of the state.
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Bulgaria says Newcastle disease outbreak resolved

A backyard flock of 100 birds had earlier been affected by the disease
The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on October 13 that the country’s outbreak of Newcastle disease has been resolved.
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US ag free trade campaign focuses on export opportunities

Farmers for Free Trade campaign to ensure US agriculture industry does not suffer from lack of export activity
As a former U.S. ambassador to China, Max Baucus has seen firsthand the demand for agricultural products there. But will countries other than the United States be filling that demand?
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PETA, ACLU among groups to sue Iowa over ag-gag law

Law makes it illegal to enter or try to obtain employment at agricultural operations under false pretenses
The State of Iowa is being sued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who allege the law violates people’s constitutional rights.
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Campbell Soup makes broiler welfare pledge

Company also offers progress reports concerning crate-free pork, cage-free eggs and chicken raised without antibiotics
Campbell Soup Company has approved broiler welfare guidelines that its suppliers are expected to adhere to by 2024.
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More 2 Sisters poultry plants being investigated

UK Food Standards Agency says no food safety issues have been identified at additional plants, but sees areas that need management attention
The U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) extended its investigation of 2 Sisters Food Group to include other plants.
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Broiler welfare: Which stunning method is more humane?

Controlled atmosphere stunning is being touted as better for animal welfare than electrical stunning, but industry experts are not presently endorsing one method over another
Controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) is being pitched as a more humane alternative to electrical stunning of chickens and turkeys prior to slaughter, but is that truly the case?
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US broiler exports to Lebanon made big jump in August

After shipping only about 468,000 pounds of U.S. broilers to Lebanon over 15-month period, nearly 2.5 million pounds are exported in August alone
After only exporting a small amount of broiler meat to Lebanon, the U.S. shipped nearly 2.5 million pounds there during July, according to figures revealed in the Livestock and Meat International Trade Data report, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on October 6.
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