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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.

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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Will Popeyes get stricter about antibiotic use?

Company that offered to acquire Popeyes chain is phasing out chicken raised with antibiotics used in human medicine at its other North American eateries
Restaurant Brands International (RBI), the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, announced recently its intent to acquire Popeyes, one of the largest quick service restaurant chains in the United States that specializes in serving chicken.
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Missouri AG shouldn’t make Proposition 2 partisan issue

Both Republicans and Democrats see California egg law as unfair
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley should be commended for his efforts to keep California’s Proposition 2 egg law from burdening Missouri egg farmers and egg consumers. At the same time, he should be chastised for trying to make it a partisan issue.
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Will TPP live on without US, Trump?

Other countries involved in trade pact remain interested in bilateral trade
Ever since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, there has been a common question: Now what?
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