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Deven King

Deven King is an agriculture reporter. Contact King at dking@wattglobal.com.

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Are cage-free layers healthier?

Industry veterinarian talks about the health concerns for layers associated with cage-free production
“We didn’t put birds in cages for no reason,” said Kelli Jones, DVM at the 2017 Live Production, Welfare and Biosecurity Convention.
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US transition to cage-free eggs by 2025 in question

Industry professional discusses the commitment of companies to sell cage-free eggs by a certain date and what it may mean for the egg industry
Larry Sadler, Ph.D., recently named the new vice president of animal welfare for United Egg Producers (UEP), discussed the commitment of companies to sell cage-free eggs.
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US egg producers discuss Dutch Fipronil contamination

The pesticide is causing an uproar in countries other than the Netherlands
At a recent regional United Egg Producers (UEP) briefing in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. egg farmers discussed the current challenges being faced by the egg industry in the Netherlands related to the use of the pesticide Fipronil.
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Online grocery ordering, delivery and the future of retail

Executives for Blue Apron, retail grocery chains and quick-service restaurant companies say home delivery of perishable items will continue to grow.
Executives for Blue Apron, retail grocery chains and quick-service restaurant companies say home delivery of perishable items will continue to grow.
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Social media is the new customer service

Consumers are using social media to connect with agriculture producers rather than using face-to-face interaction
Consumers would rather post their complaints on social media than have a face-to-face conversation with retailers or producers. This is the new normal for various generations.
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