News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Agrifood Angle

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

Farm fire hubbub exposes two divides that challenge ag

Oversights by author who compiled list of agrifood industry fires and losses should be obvious to those who understand agriculture, but does anti-Biden camp care about that?

The fact that people are blaming commercial farm fires and avian influenza depopulations on the Biden administration shows that people's perceptions about agriculture are clouded by partisan politics.

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Turkey is a bird; Türkiye is a country

United Nations approves changing of the country’s name as its government hopes to improve its image and eliminate confusion

Türkiye has replaced Turkey as the name of the Middle Eastern country, but will that eliminate confusion between the nation and the bird?

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Is it any wonder vegetarian poultry feed is a thing?

After friend’s experience with people who think birds shouldn’t eat bugs, it all makes sense now.

The demand for vegetarian-fed poultry is something that never made sense to me, but a friend's experience with people feeding ducks and geese at a park helped me to understand why there is such a demand.

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A turkey sandwich craze on a smaller scale

There’s been a lot of talk about chicken sandwiches, but turkey has an appeal that can’t be denied

With the nationwide chicken sandwich craze going strong for the past two years, it could be time to start thinking about a turkey sandwich craze. 

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4 key topics covered in Sanderson Farms’ new Form 10-Q

Company addresses progress of proposed merger, financial results, avian influenza and the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Sanderson Farms disclosed information concerning the proposed merger with Wayne Farms, its quarterly financial results, avian influenza and the Russia-Ukraine conflict the latest Form 10-Q on its investor relations webpage.

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Steve King: Congressional action best way to stop Prop 12

Former member of Congress not giving up on his push to prevent one state from mandating animal production practices in other states

Steve King’s days as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives may be over, but his desire to prevent one state from regulating the way eggs, pork and other agricultural goods are produced elsewhere in the United States remains as strong as ever.

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