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Information on global poultry, pig and animal feed markets.

Animal Agribusiness Angle

Roy Graber, staff reporter for WATTAgNet, combines his Midwestern farming background with his knowledge of economics and agriculture policy to offer a deeper look at the poultry and pig industries.

Religion not off-limits to animal rights activists

Activists claim that eating meat and poultry is not consistent with Christianity
It’s no secret that some animal rights activists are so passionate about their beliefs that people shouldn’t eat meat that they will try just about any avenue to try to convince others to adopt their way of thinking.
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Is another major chicken wing campaign coming?

Buffalo Wild Wings notices substantial increase in chicken wings in cold storage, suspecting some company is planning a wing promotion
Is a leading U.S. restaurant chain preparing to launch a national campaign in which chicken wings will be the featured menu item?
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Herbruck’s deserves applause for transparency

Egg company’s intention to expand in Pennsylvania shouldn’t surprise neighbors
All too often, when a company wants to locate or expand in a certain geographical area, the people who live near there don’t learn of it until a related hearing makes its way onto the agenda of a local zoning board, city council or county commission.
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Chew and Swallow: UEP, Mike Rowe partners in PR project

Website educates consumers about the origins of their food in an entertaining way
Television star Mike Rowe, United Egg Producers (UEP) President Chad Gregory and dairy farmers Mike and Sue McCloskey all have one thing in common: They want people to be knowledgeable and appreciative of the people who raise their foods.
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Duvall brings poultry viewpoint to American Farm Bureau

Recently elected as president of American Farm Bureau Federation, Zippy Duvall brings first-hand knowledge of poultry production to post
When American Farm Bureau Federation elected Vincent “Zippy” Duvall as its president in January, the nation’s largest grassroots farm and ranch organization gained a leader with personal experience in the poultry industry.
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Smithfield Foods CEO: We ‘finally got it right’ in 2015

Pork company has experienced great financial success since restructuring through the One Smithfield initiative
It was roughly one year ago when Smithfield Foods announced it was restructuring in what it called the “One Smithfield” initiative. It appears the company’s new CEO couldn’t be more pleased with how the initiative has worked so far.
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Is Von Miller a potential poultry industry MVP?

Super Bowl star hopes for second career in poultry production
Most people who even marginally follow professional football in the United States already know that the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller was named the most valuable player (MVP) during Super Bowl 50. But there is one thing that many people may not know: The guy knows a thing or two about poultry.
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