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.

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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It’s not bad to be an ‘anti-animal rights activist’

Media depiction of Protect the Harvest founder and Secretary of the Interior hopeful puts a bad spin on a noble ambition
Media outlets have reported that Donald Trump is considering Protect the Harvest founder Forrest Lucas as his pick for Secretary of the Interior, should Trump win the United States presidency.
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Shuanghui bacon

Consumer-driven claim on cage-free eggs outdated

It may have earlier sounded good to say consumers prefer cage-free eggs, but how does it sound now?
During the first four months of 2016, there was a barrage of corporate announcements where the companies were revealing their plans to transition into selling and serving only cage-free eggs.
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