News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

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.

Let's hope Tori Spelling avoids Salmonella

Celebrity proud of her new chick, but will her family take advised precautions?
The number of people who want to raise their own poultry continues to grow, and former “Beverly Hills, 90210” actress Tori Spelling seems to be one of the latest people joining the fray.
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IPPE also beneficial to Cub Scout leaders

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on display at expo was inspiration behind latest Pinewood Derby car
If you are involved in the meat, poultry or animal feed industry, then it’s extremely likely you know how valuable it is to attend the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
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Thank heavens future Cargill site isn’t haunted

Paranormal investigation recently conducted at Wichita Eagle location, where Cargill will soon build a new facility
It’s probably a safe bet that when Cargill sought a new location for its North American Protein headquarters, ghosts and paranormal activity were not among the criteria considered.
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Perdue, ag didn’t deserve Trump wall distraction

What started out as a Farmers Roundtable didn’t exactly end that way
A Farmers Roundtable hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump on April 25 should have been all about newly sworn-in Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. farmer.
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Rob Lowe dares to send chicken into space

KFC reaches new heights of humor as Rob Lowe poses as chicken icon Colonel Sanders
Will sales of KFC’s Zinger Chicken Sandwich soar to new heights with the help of the new video ad featuring Rob Lowe as Colonel Harland Sanders?
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Slower-growing broiler advocates intensify pressure

Protest recently held at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina
Make no mistake about it: Animal rights groups are intensifying their push to get every major purchaser of chicken to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards.
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Fast-food chain rejects ‘antibiotic-free’ chicken label

Executive with Hardee's and Carl's Jr. says there is a difference between 'antibiotic free' and 'no antibiotics ever'
I’ve grown accustomed to paying close attention to the exact phrasing in press releases whenever a restaurant company announces a change regarding things such as antibiotic use, cages in egg production and slower-growing broiler chickens.
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Worries of proposed USDA budget cuts cross party lines

Agriculture has done more than its share to limit government spending, Conaway says
Just when it appeared you could no longer have confidence in Washington lawmakers to stand up for agriculture and rural residents and instead just follow their political parties’ whims, we got a pleasant surprise.
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