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.

Obama antibiotics proclamation points no fingers at ag

U.S. president proclaims November 13-19 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
Animal agriculture far too often gets more than its fair share of the blame for the global problem of antibiotic resistance, so when I saw that U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed November 13-19 as Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, I had to see what he had to say.
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Trick-or-treating for rotisserie chicken

Tweet about unusual Halloween treat may not be all that outlandish
Like many parents, I have eaten far more Milk Duds, Baby Ruths and Skittles than I probably should have since Halloween night. If only healthier, more protein-rich snacks were more commonly given out to trick-or-treaters.
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Candidates seem to support Lincoln Premium Poultry

News reports: While city and state candidates say they favor the proposed plant that would process chicken for Costco, some still have concerns
The potential construction of a poultry plant and the nearby farms to support it can often be divisive for the community in which the plant will be housed.
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Progresso Soup

Myth about hormone use in poultry still spreading

Trend Hunter blog about chicken used in Progresso Soup demonstrates people’s lack of knowledge about poultry industry
No matter how much those in the poultry industry want it to, the phrase “hormone-free chicken” just doesn’t seem like it will go away.
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Is ex-ag secretary too relaxed on presidential candidates?

Ed Schafer says neither Trump nor Clinton have a solid understanding of agriculture but says government’s checks and balances will assure all is OK
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer recently said neither of the major party candidates for president have a firm understanding of agriculture or of rural America, but still asserts that “we are not going to wreck our country,” if either is elected.
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Animal activist Anita Krajnc: Thug, buffoon or both?

Antics and multiple arrests show apparent lack of respect for police and courts
While wanting to prevent pigs, chickens or other animals from suffering is a noble cause, when a person’s actions to get that point across break the law and become a drain on legal system resources, perhaps things have been taken too far.
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House of Raeford donation

House of Raeford implementing change in kids’ lives

Poultry company’s donation of farm implement helps inner city kids learn lessons and values
Most of the top poultry companies in the United States perform philanthropic acts that help their communities, but something about the latest gesture of kindness from House of Raeford Farms brought a smile to my face.
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