See what articles and blog posts on WATTAgNet attracted the most readers in August 2019.
Austin Alonzo: I couldn’t believe it when I saw it: A chicken sandwich better than Chick-fil-A.
A transportation supervisor for turkey company Plainville Farms was fatally shot outside the company’s distribution facility in Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, around 5:23 a.m. August 21.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agency executed multiple federal criminal search warrants at seven agricultural processing plants in Mississippi on August 7, which resulted in the detainment of 680 alleged illegal immigrant workers.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on August 12 signed into law legislation that would make it illegal for eggs from cage-raised hens to be produced or sold in the state.
After more than a two-month absence, virulent Newcastle disease (vND) has resurfaced in the United States.
Elanco Animal Health has entered into an agreement with Bayer AG to acquire its animal health business in a transaction valued at US$7.6 billion.
Terrence O'Keefe: Haven't the activists already won the battle over how U.S. hens will be housed?
Mark Clements: Interest continues to grow in the use of insects in poultry and other diets, and while studies continue apace into their nutritional value as a feed ingredient, less attention has been given to the qualities of meat derived from insect-fed broilers.
The growing flexitarian style of eating would seem to be a curse to the meat and poultry industry.
Roy Graber: It may seem highly unlikely that Julian Castro will get the Democratic nomination for the presidency, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be concerned about his animal welfare plan.