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.

Hickman’s Family Farms showcased well on ‘Dirty Jobs’

Segment should leave viewers feeling good about where their eggs are raised and processed
When Mike Rowe and his crew for the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs” went to a Hickman’s Family Farms egg facility in Arizona, Rowe stated “Not everybody is comfortable seeing exactly where their food comes from.”
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Trans-Pacific Partnership deal yields relief, concern

A new period of waiting is here as a vote from US Congress isn’t likely until 2016
International negotiators brought to an end more than five years of talks when they convened in Atlanta and on October 5 approved an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
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Record pig numbers demonstrate resilience after PEDv

USDA report shows hogs and pigs inventory, market hog inventory recovered to historically high levels
Two years ago, we were continually reading and reporting about the latest cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in the United States. The virus, which caused widespread losses in the U.S. pig industry after first entering the United States in 2013, has sure received a lot less attention in recent months, but a look at the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report proves that PEDv needs to be brought to people’s attention once again.
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Jennie-O restocks flocks, but what comes next?

With uncertainty about return of avian influenza, company ‘trying to get ready for any contingency’
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its operating profit drop 45 percent and its dollar sales drop by 12 percent during the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.
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