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Articles by Deven King

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Iowa State opens new poultry teaching and research farm

The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm cost nearly $7 million and was made possible solely through private funding.
The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm includes dedicated spaces for teaching and research and a welcome area where visitors can see firsthand examples of Iowa egg production systems and learn about Iowa egg production.
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Rembrandt Foods meeting cage-free market demand

The company believes conventional egg farming is more sustainable and costs less, but values animal welfare and will put the needs of the company's birds and customers first.
Rembrandt Foods is meeting cage-free market demand for its customers, but it still believes in a more sustainable conventional egg.
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Cargill enters plant-based protein market

Cargill's new plant-based protein portfolio offers options to foodservice and retail customers
Cargill announced on February 24 that it would now offer plant-based patties and ground products for the retail food and foodservice businesses to sell under its private label.
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Democratic candidate Bloomberg disparaged ag, or did he?

Comments made in 2016 by Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg are coming back to haunt him and probably won't help him win over the vote of rural America, but rural America needs to see the bigger picture here
A short video of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg discussing agriculture and the industrial industry in 2016 has recently surfaced. Some reports have said it will make it impossible for him to win the vote of rural America.
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Top 20 US egg producers in 2020

Learn more about the companies WATT Global Media ranked as the top egg producers in 2020.
The top 20 U.S. egg producers, according to data from Egg Industry’s Top Egg Company Survey.
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PETA blames meat eaters for barn fire, calls out cage-free

A large fire destroyed a barn and about 300,000 cage-free laying hens at a Konos egg farm, PETA is planning a billboard blaming people who are not yet vegans for the birds' deaths.
A large fire destroyed a barn and killed about 300,000 cage-free laying hens, PETA blames anyone who isn't vegan in their new billboard.
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Iowa organic egg company produces on small farms

Farmers Hen House, an organic free-range egg company, prioritizes sustainable farming while keeping small farms in business.
Farmers Hen House began with a few small Amish farms and the idea that producing organic eggs would keep these farms viable and sustainable.
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Are alternative proteins just a trend?

Large animal protein companies are expecting growth in their alternative protein portfolios, however, some have suggested they believe sales will hit a ceiling
I am afraid animal welfare and environmental concerns for a younger generation of consumers is going to play a bigger role in the demand for alternative proteins than we as livestock producers would like.
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