All too often, when a company wants to locate or expand in a certain geographical area, the people who live near there don’t learn of it until a related hearing makes its way onto the agenda of a local zoning board, city council or county commission.
Television star Mike Rowe, United Egg Producers (UEP) President Chad Gregory and dairy farmers Mike and Sue McCloskey all have one thing in common: They want people to be knowledgeable and appreciative of the people who raise their foods.
When American Farm Bureau Federation elected Vincent “Zippy” Duvall as its president in January, the nation’s largest grassroots farm and ranch organization gained a leader with personal experience in the poultry industry.
It was roughly one year ago when Smithfield Foods announced it was restructuring in what it called the “One Smithfield” initiative. It appears the company’s new CEO couldn’t be more pleased with how the initiative has worked so far.
Most people who even marginally follow professional football in the United States already know that the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller was named the most valuable player (MVP) during Super Bowl 50. But there is one thing that many people may not know: The guy knows a thing or two about poultry.
If you’ve ever been in a debate about antibiotics in animal production, you may have spent what seemed like a lot of time explaining that responsible use of antibiotics to prevent or treat disease is a good thing and that there are no antibiotic residues in the food you eat.